Microsoft is launching its AI-powered virtual assistant, Copilot, to over one million enterprise customers tomorrow. Copilot, which utilizes generative AI similar to ChatGPT, will be rolling out as part of Microsoft 365 subscriptions. With capabilities like summarizing emails, drafting responses, transforming documents, and attending meetings, Copilot aims to act like a helpful intern for busy professionals.
While still in the testing phase last month, this wider launch will bring the AI assistant to a far greater number of Microsoft 365 business users. Copilot’s integration into popular Office apps is a major part of Microsoft’s costly partnership with OpenAI, the maker of ChatGPT. As such, Copilot is expected to be one of the most mainstream applications of generative AI.
Pricing and Availability
Copilot will cost companies an additional $30 per user per month. The AI assistant will become available starting November 2nd to Microsoft 365 customers in the United States.
Long-time Microsoft users may be reminded of Clippy, the animated paperclip assistant for Office until 2007. With his removal lamented by fans, Clippy was an early example of digital assistants in business software. Copilot aims to provide that human-like aid, but with far more advanced AI capabilities.