ChatGPT May Be Coming to Microsoft Outlook, Word and PowerPoint

ChatGPT was created by the technology company OpenAI. Microsoft is now testing the AI language as an enhancement to its Office suite of products, including Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

OpenAI has had a lot of press lately given that their AI products ChatGPT and Dall-E 2

For their ability to produce text and images, OpenAI's intuitive technology products, such as ChatGPT and Dall-E 2, have become online sensations. Many people have made assumptions about the ethical and practical use of ChatGPT. Microsoft is attempting to make better use of the company's AI models, though. According to The Information, the business has already updated its autocomplete feature with a version of the OpenAI GPT text-generator model.

Microsoft has been testing GPT AI model functionality in Outlook and PowerPoint. These include tools that enable users to locate Outlook search results in email inboxes using speech-like AI-driven commands rather than keywords. Additionally, AI models for Outlook and Word will propose email responses or offer edits to documents to improve writing abilities. There is no information yet on whether this use will eventually be incorporated into consumer-facing versions of Microsoft Office or if the company is merely exploring the GPT model's potential.

Microsoft invested $1 billion in OpenAI in 2019, and according to the report, "acquired an exclusive license to the underlying technology behind GPT-3 in 2020," before this practical application of the GPT technology.

Microsoft may aim to integrate the GPT AI model into its Bing search engine besides its Office suite to compete with Google. According to The Verge, this could be the item that is most likely to be released, with a potential release date of March.

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