At its Build developer conference today, Microsoft announced plans for Windows Copilot, bringing centralized AI support to Windows 11.
This isn’t the only place Microsoft is introducing AI into its products – the company is also introducing new AI features and experiences to the Microsoft Store and expanding Bing Chat plugins for Windows.
Announcing co-testing for Windows, Panos Panay, Product Manager, Windows and Devices, said:
We are excited to introduce you to Windows Copilot. Windows is the first PC platform to offer customer-focused AI support. With Bing Chat and proprietary and third-party plugins, you can focus on bringing your ideas to life, completing complex projects, and collaborating instead of searching, starting run and work on many applications. He went on to explain:
Invoking Windows Copilot is familiar and easy – the button is in the middle of your taskbar – easy to find and use. Once opened, the Windows Copilot sidebar will be consistent across your apps, programs, and windows, always ready to act as your personal assistant. It turns every user into a pro, helping you take action, customize settings, and seamlessly connect with your favorite apps. The things you love about Windows – copy/paste, Snap Assist, Snipping Tool, customization – are available to you, along with all the other platform features, and they only get better with Windows Copilot. For example, you can not only copy and paste, but also let Windows Copilot rewrite, summarize, or interpret your content. You will be able to ask Windows Copilot a series of questions, from the simplest to the most complex.
Windows Copilot will start being available in preview for Windows 11 in June.