Microsoft Rebrands Bing Chat to Copilot, Powered by ChatGPT

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Microsoft Shifts from Bing Chat to Copilot: A Next-Gen AI Chatbot Offering Personalized Assistance Across Platforms

In February 2023, Microsoft introduced Bing Chat, a conversational AI chatbot powered by the GPT-4 language model from OpenAI, integrated into its Bing search engine. However, after only ten months, Microsoft is phasing out the Bing Chat branding in favor of Copilot.

In an official blog post, Microsoft announced the consolidation of user experience by merging Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise into a unified entity named Microsoft Copilot. This strategic move aims to establish Copilot as a versatile AI companion seamlessly integrated across Windows 11, Microsoft 365, and Edge. According to Microsoft, Copilot will deliver personalized assistance tailored to users’ work contexts, web activities, and ongoing tasks, accessible either as an app or via a right-click.

Microsoft emphasizes that Copilot will leverage the context and intelligence of the web, work data, and current PC activities to provide enhanced assistance while prioritizing user privacy and security. The rollout of Copilot commenced with the September Windows 11 update, with general availability for enterprise customers expected in the fall season. Users updating their systems will observe the replacement of “Bing” with “Copilot” in the Bing browser.

AI-Powered Creativity with Paint and Photos

Paint has now incorporated AI capabilities to streamline background removal, introduce layer support, and offer a preview of Cocreator, a generative AI tool enhancing digital drawing and creative endeavors. In Photos, AI seamlessly integrates to streamline photo editing and discovery. This enhanced feature automatically identifies and blurs backgrounds, allowing users to effortlessly highlight photo subjects. Additionally, advanced search functionality empowers users to locate photos based on their content or location.

Enhanced Capture and Sharing with Snipping Tool :

The Snipping Tool now features advanced capabilities, enabling users to extract text from images, redact sensitive information, and record videos with audio

Close view of a man with opened AI chat on laptop

Improved accessibility:

In an effort to improve the accessibility of Windows 11, Microsoft is introducing new voice-activated text authoring tools and broadening the selection of natural voices within Narrator.

Windows Backup

Microsoft has streamlined the Windows Backup process, simplifying the migration to a new Windows 11 PC and ensuring a seamless transfer of files, applications, and settings.

Clipchamp Enhancements

Microsoft has enhanced Clipchamp with new features, introducing auto-compose capabilities that provide suggestions for scenes, edits, and narratives based on images and footage. This feature streamlines the video creation and editing process, empowering users to effortlessly create professional-looking videos.

Notepad Upgrades: 

Microsoft has added a new feature to Notepad that automatically saves your session state. This allows you to close Notepad without prompts or warnings, and upon reopening, it restores all previously open tabs, unsaved content, and edits.

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