Microsoft Says It's Adding an "AI" Key to Your Keyboard For Some Reason

Copilot Off Another year, another round of goofy tech updates nobody asked for announced at the annual CES conference — though Microsoft’s may take the cake. As The Verge reports, the introduction of Microsoft’s “Copilot” AI assistant key to keyboards on its forthcoming computers is its first major change to Windows keyboards in almost 30 years — so long as you don’t count the emojis added to some of its fancier keyboards in 2019 — and it represents the latest sea change for the company amid its multi-billion-dollar deal with OpenAI. According to that reporting, the Copilot key will sit next to the right-hand “Alt” key on Microsoft keyboards and will, akin to the company’s Windows key, launch the Copilot assistant to help users do… well, whatever you might do with AI. For a bit less than a year, Microsoft and OpenAI have capitalized upon the latter’s groundbreaking success with ChatGPT to bring forth dreams of another game-changing AI: Copilot, which seems quite a lot like a supercharged version of its “Clippy” assistant of yore. Powered by OpenAI’s GPT-4 large language model (LLM), Copilot promises to automate work on Microsoft’s Office suite — including generating entire Word docs and Excel spreadsheets, per a splashy demo Microsoft released late last March about the AI. Even when it gets stuff wrong, as AI is wont to do, the tech giant claimed in an announcement about Copilot last year, that it will get things “usefully wrong” in a manner that will supposedly help…Microsoft Says It's Adding an "AI" Key to Your Keyboard For Some Reason

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