Microsoft continues to explore more applications for ChatGPT’s artificial intelligence (AI)—such as incorporating it into its Office365 Product Suite to make it more competitive.
- OpenAIs ChatGPT, an artificial intelligence (AI)-based language chat, launched on November 30 and has already become a viral sensation with speculation about how it can be implemented in innovative new functions—including potential writing assistance and medical applications.
- Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that the technology is something the company is looking to implement into all of its devices and services.
- The company sees AI-generation applications in its Office 365 Suite, for programs such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft PowerPoint, which could give these programs a leg up, given that their popularity has decreased following the popularization of Google Docs and Google Sheets, Forbes reports.
Why It’s Important
As we previously reported, Microsoft is very interested in applications for ChatGPT. It sees potential in innovating AI-generation technologies like ChatGPT and the image-generating system Dall-E. The company has already promised to invest $10 billion in OpenAI and plans to implement these technologies in multiple departments—mostly notably its cloud computing platform Azure OpenAI Service.
Implementing this technology in Office365 could improve these applications’ autocorrect and autocomplete features, provide more robust style-guide options, and even auto generated text. Forbes notes that this would make Office365 a very attractive subscription platform for young internet users and students, although the technology itself has raised plagiarism concerns.
ChatGPT only stands to grow in the coming months with the upcoming release of its premium subscription model. AI is already an essential tool for tech developers, and it is growing more complex and innovative each year as it becomes more commercially viable and available. The billion-dollar backing of a significant firm like Microsoft only stands to make it more widely applicable.
“Microsoft has lost significant traction versus Google, especially in the education vertical and younger demographics across colleges and there’s a generation that uses Google Docs as their default. Microsoft needs to change that. I think ChatGPT would be the silver bullet that could change the paradigm between Google Docs and Microsoft Word,” tech analyst Dan Ives told Forbes.