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Windows Copilot: Microsoft integrates Prometheus into the operating system

If we thought that Microsoft had already shown all its cards in terms of artificial intelligence, Windows Copilot has been the demonstration that no , that in reality they were still saving an even more revolutionary movement than the incorporation of AI in Bing and in Microsoft 365 . Now, it is fair to say that this step was very difficult, if not unthinkable, except for both experience and acclimatization to the concept that the Redmond chatbot has provided.

Today Microsoft Build 2023, Microsoft’s annual event for developers, has started, a meeting that does not usually attract as many headlines as the recent Google I / O or the already very close WWDC of Apple, but that this year aims to reverse that trend, Well, those from Redmond have decided that it is time to once again substantially expand the integration of artificial intelligence (thus amortizing their enormous economic investment in OpenAI) in their extensive catalog of products and services.

The most notable novelty for the consumer market is, as I mentioned at the beginning, the jump from the AI-based assistant to the Windows Copilot operating system , an assistant that will be integrated into Windows, and that will be in charge of providing quick access and execution. automatic certain actions. And of course, as you may have already imagined, it will also integrate the functions of the new Bing, thus providing centralized access to functions, applications and information, a proposal that at least in the first instance sounds very attractive.

The integration of Windows Copilot in Windows 11 uses a familiar format, a bar that will be displayed on the right side of the desktop when we want to open it , for which we will have to click on a button on the taskbar. Once open, Microsoft claims , ” Windows Copilot remains constant across all your apps, programs, and windows, always available to act as your personal assistant ,” a statement that makes us think that its integration with the operating system and apps it should be quite high.

An interesting aspect is that Windows Copilot will be able to make adjustments to the system configuration , a type of operation that many non-technical users prefer to avoid. If this has been resolved so that it is as simple as it should be, we could find ourselves facing a huge improvement in the experience of using Windows 11, although I understand that there will be other users to whom the possibility of the assistant to reach “the guts” of the operating system will seem somewhat worrying.

Windows Copilot arrives to fill the void left by Cortana , Microsoft’s voice assistant which, unlike Siri, Google Assistant and Alexa, did not manage to gain a notable share of users. Thus, the lack of a virtual assistant in the Redmond operating system contrasted with its presence in both macOS and mobile operating systems. Now, with this move, the company is not only catching up with its main competitors, but could be ahead of them, giving new impetus to the already very effervescent field of AI integration.

And when can we try it? Well, the truth is that Windows Copilot will not take long to reach users, its first preview version for Windows 11 is expected for the month of June .


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