Microsoft to Launch New AI-Integrated PCs with Enhanced Copilot, Starting June 18

Microsoft, a US software company, has announced that it would introduce new computer models with inbuilt artificial intelligence (AI) features.

An upgraded version of Microsoft’s current AI tool, Copilot, will be included on the new PCs.

Microsoft to Launch New AI-Integrated PCs with Enhanced Copilot, Starting June 18

Microsoft Expands Integration of OpenAI’s ChatGPT with Enhanced Copilot Across Key Products

A number of Microsoft business tools are compatible with Copilot.

The ChatGPT tool from OpenAI, which debuted in late 2022, serves as the foundation for the Copilot service. An AI tool called ChatGPT is made to interact with people in a natural way and perform high level writing and creative work. These technologies are sometimes referred to as generative AI or chatbots.

OpenAI has significant funding from Microsoft. It is supplying ChatGPT with processing power and operational assistance.

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The new tools were just unveiled by Microsoft during an event at its Seattle, Washington, headquarters. Satya Nadella, CEO, said that the new PCs would be pre-loaded with the new Copilot+ system. The company claims that these new Windows-based computers will be “the fastest, most intelligent” ever made and that they are “AI-ready.”

The event happened just one day prior to Microsoft’s yearly developer conference. That is where Microsoft showcases its most recent new products and services to developers and the general public.

Microsoft has been implementing OpenAI’s technology through Copilot into a number of its product offerings; this announcement is their most recent effort. The company’s Teams, Outlook, Windows operating system, and Bing search engine are already compatible with the system

Satya Nadella, CEO- Microsoft, said that the new PCs would be pre-loaded with the new Copilot+ system

Microsoft said that starting on June 18, its AI-powered PCs would be available on its own Surface gadgets. It will also be available on PCs made by collaborators. These include Lenovo, Dell, Acer, and HP.

According to Yusuf Mehdi, vice president of Microsoft, “these improvements provide the most compelling reason to upgrade your PC in a long time.”

Microsoft stated that the new PCs’ AI functions will occur on the hardware itself, not on a cloud server. Users will thus not be required to pay extra for this service or wait for information to be delivered to and from the company’s data centers.

Microsoft has further assured users that any tracking will only be carried out and stored locally on the device—not on company servers. The company also said that users will be able to opt out of being tracked.

The Copilot+ AI services include imagine generation and real-time language translation. Additionally, it allows users to communicate with PCs by using voice commands rather than clicking to do certain tasks.

A person takes a cellphone video as Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella speaks during a showcase event of the company's AI assistant, Copilot, at Microsoft headquarters, Monday, May 20, 2024, in Redmond, Wash. (AP Photo/Lindsey Wasson)

Windows Recall is another tool included in the new offerings. This provides a “photographic memory” of a user’s activity on the computer to the Copilot+ assistance, according to Microsoft. The tool is designed to remember what a user performs on the PC in order to predict what they would want to do next.

According to Microsoft’s Nadella, it’s a step toward having robots that can “instantly see us, hear, reason about our intent and our surroundings.” “We’re entering this new era where computers not only understand us, but can actually anticipate our desires and intents,” he continued.

Nadella’s AI announcement comes just after several other big technology companies announced the launching of new AI assistance systems.

Last week, Google launched an enhanced search engine that displays short AI-generated results before direct website connections. Astra, an AI assistant that is currently under development, was also showcased by the company. Astra is designed to be able to “see” and converse about objects captured by a smartphone’s camera.

This past week, OpenAI unveiled ChatGPT-4o, their most recent chatbot version. Company executives demonstrated the new device, which revealed enhanced human characteristics capable of giving opinions on many topics. Tools designed to assess an individual’s emotions are also included in the updated edition.

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