Microsoft is set to demonstrate integrating its new AI technology, similar to ChatGPT, into its Office productivity apps, including Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The software giant recently showed off its Prometheus Model in its new Bing search engine and is now poised to reveal how it will bring this cutting-edge AI to its core productivity tools. The company is reportedly planning to announce its plans in March, aiming to reinvent search and productivity apps with the help of Open Ai’s language AI technology.
According to sources, GPT models have already been tested in Outlook to improve search results and suggest email replies. At the same time, Microsoft Viva Sales recently received a new generative AI experience using the Azure Open AI Service and GPT. This development will be the next test of Microsoft’s confidence in its AI work, as it seeks to integrate the Prometheus Model into its core Office apps and Teams. The Bing sidebar in Microsoft’s Edge browser already provides an early preview of the work Microsoft has been testing in Word and Outlook. The company is reportedly exploring ways to generate graphs and graphics for PowerPoint.
The competition with Google drives the integration of AI into Microsoft’s productivity apps. Microsoft had initially planned to launch its new Bing AI in late February but moved the date up to beat Google’s announcements, which included the unveiling of its ChatGPT rival, Bard. CEO Satya Nadella is determined to make Microsoft a leader in AI and counter Google’s efforts. Internal company executives are confident they are ahead of Google with their Bing AI and the upcoming integration.
As the tech industry focuses on AI in 2023, Microsoft is poised to seize the opportunity and unlock new features and capabilities of its Prometheus Model. With over 100 million monthly active users of ChatGPT and more than 1 million sign-ups for the Bing waitlist, Microsoft is eager to tap into the potential of AI and compete with Google in the battle for the future of search and AI.