Microsoft is ramping up its integration of AI features into Windows 11, gearing up for a significant update focused on AI advancements.
Recently, the company introduced a new experience for Copilot in Windows, featuring an animated Copilot icon in the taskbar that activates when users copy text or images.
This icon changes appearance to signal Copilot’s availability, offering a menu of actions upon hovering over it, such as summarizing or explaining copied text.
Microsoft is eager to capitalize on its $13 billion investment in OpenAI and has released several Copilots including one for its Microsoft 365 Office Suite.
The next logical step is to build native AI features into the company’s Windows OS system.
Testing of this feature in Windows 11 Canary builds has shown promising results for text summarization, with plans for image-related functionalities in the future.
Additionally, Microsoft plans to integrate Copilot AI into its Notepad app, allowing users to decipher text, code segments, or log files with ease.
As part of its broader strategy to establish Copilot as its flagship AI brand, Microsoft aims to make 2024 the “year of the AI PC.”
This initiative involves incorporating more AI features into Windows 11, including context-aware capabilities that enhance user interactions.
Leveraging recent advancements in NPU hardware, Microsoft is paving the way for a more intelligent computing experience.
While rumors initially suggested that Windows 12 would be the platform for Microsoft’s AI advancements, it appears that these innovations will be rolled out as part of a Windows 11 update slated for the second half of 2024, known as “24H2.”