The reports that Microsoft has even more ambitious intentions for the AI chatbot, only days after stating that ChatGPT would soon be available on Bing.
The Information, citing numerous sources, asserts that Microsoft is in discussions to add ChatGPT functionality to “Word, PowerPoint, Outlook and other products so clients may automatically write content using simple prompts.” This initiative follows a similar—and ostensibly unsuccessful—effort to include AI capabilities for generating emails and documents using the OpenAI machine-learning models, which also serve as the foundation for ChatGPT.
Microsoft Word already makes use of internal AI technologies like At a Glance, which condenses Word documents, and Turing’s Smart Find feature. Additionally, it has “already subtly implemented GPT into Word in subtle ways,” as in its autocomplete functionality.
Your office experience will change with the addition of ChatGPT to Microsoft Office
The chance to greatly boost the daily text output of the typical company emails, presentations, and reports is too alluring to pass up. Many people who use ChatGPT have certainly considered enlisting AI’s help in certain mail and business correspondence, even if the AI bot is not yet complete.
While what you can do with ChatGPT is almost limitless, the existence of an AI bot that will improve itself in Microsoft Office programs that we frequently use in our office and business life may be the beginning of a magnificent era that can help us all in the business world.
Thanks to the bot, you will be able to reply to your e-mails in seconds with a single mouse click, use them as inspiration in your long articles, and maybe even have ChatGPT AI get your complex Excel formulas that take months to learn completely.
Do you remember Microsoft Clippy?
Bill Gates personally introduced Clippy, a hopped-up, big-eyed paperclip, as Microsoft’s user interface agent in 1997. Clippy would occasionally appear and say things like, “It looks like you’re writing a letter. Would you like help?”. This was Microsoft’s first attempt to add a helpful resource in Office programs, and unfortunately, we can’t say it was very successful. The tech-savvy Clippy was soon removed from Microsoft Word.
Of course, ChatGPT would be much more than just a new Clippy; it would also be able to translate text, analyze data in Excel, and generate content in response to simple natural language requests. In the last quarter of 2022, the AI bot, which was opened pubically to users, fascinated everyone with what it could do.
Microsoft has already started investing in OpenAI
Microsoft has been in talks to invest $10 billion into the company that owns ChatGPT, the enormously popular program that has delighted both casual users and artificial intelligence researchers since its most recent version was published last month.
According to the sources, OpenAI, the company behind ChatGPT, would be valued at $29 billion after receiving the cash, which would also come from other venture capital firms. Although it’s unclear if the deal has been concluded, documents explaining its parameters that were recently circulated to potential investors indicated that closing by the end of 2022 was the goal date.
According to the sources, Microsoft’s investment would be a part of a convoluted agreement under which the business would receive 75% of OpenAI’s income until it recovered its investment. All this investment could mean Microsoft and OpenAI work closely for Office.
We believe Open AI’s ChatGPT bot is exactly what Microsoft Office programs need. Although it has been used in all kinds of business fields for years, ChatGPT may be the key to increasing the accessibility of Microsoft’s programs and being more efficient in our work. ChatGPT’s integration will put thousands of pages of books written specifically for Excel formulas on dusty shelves.
Additionally, the technology might be used to suggest automatic responses to other emails, advise revisions to papers that eliminate jargon, and generally make the writing easier to grasp. Similar to how the AI bot functions, it might even be used to “write huge tracts of text in response to a command”.