Tuesday, April 23, 2024

Bing Chatbot Renamed to Microsoft Copilot Recreating AI


Microsoft, the tech giant, has renamed its AI-powered Bing Chat into Copilot, emphasizing a unified experience for both consumer and corporate users. According to Caitlin Roulston, Director of Communication at Microsoft, this shift aims to create a connected Microsoft Copilot experience across all the user’s platforms.

Rebranding is just the beginning; Microsoft is introducing commercial data protection for Copilot in Bing, effective December 1. Users signing in with a Microsoft Entra ID will experience enhanced data privacy, ensuring their information isn’t used for AI model training, aligning with Microsoft’s commitment to user data security.

Microsoft Copilot Expanding Horizons

Beyond the name change, Microsoft is expanding the Copilot universe with three new offerings: Copilot for Azure, Copilot for Service, and Copilot in Dynamics 365 Guides. Each targets specific functionalities, showcasing Microsoft’s commitment to making Microsoft Copilot a transformative force.

Copilot for Azure

Enhancing the Azure experience, the Microsoft Copilot tool is embedded into the Azure portal, offering a unified chat experience for IT teams. Utilizing generative AI models, specifically large language models, provides insights, answers queries, and assists with designing, operating, troubleshooting, and optimizing tasks within the Azure environment.

Copilot for Service

Designed for customer service scenarios, this service combines with the popular CRM software, empowering customer service agents with answers to common questions. Analyzing from a wealth of information it enhances customer service interactions, offering real-time assistance.

Copilot in Dynamics 365 Guides

Geared for HoloLens 2, Microsoft Copilot in Dynamics 365 Guides utilized generative AI to provide summaries and guidance to frontline workers. Through augmented reality, workers can seek information and receive real-time assistance, transforming maintenance and operational tasks.

Customized Copilot Experience

Microsoft introduced Copilot Studio, a web-based platform aiming to make Microsoft Copilot products more extensible for business customers. Copilot Studio empowers enterprises to fine-tune Copilot products based on their unique business processes and data. The platform allows for creating and customizing Copilots, offering a collaborative environment for building, refining and deploying designed AI chatbots.

This move goes with Microsoft’s strategy to provide businesses with the tools to customize Copilots for specific enterprise scenarios. With Copilot Studio, customers can create custom chatbots, ensuring a smooth integration with existing workflows and enhancing the overall Copilot experience.

As the Microsoft Copilot initiative gains momentum, businesses can expect innovative solutions designed to their unique needs, solidifying Microsoft’s position at the forefront of AI innovation.

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