- Microsoft reveals that it’ll bring more AI features to Windows.
- These new AI features will be possible, in part, because of new technology coming to processors.
- The company hasn’t mentioned specifics on the features, but they’re planned for Windows 11 and 12.
Microsoft’s EVP & Chief Product Officer, Panos Panay, revealed at the AMD CES 2023 keynote that the company is investing in bringing more AI features to Windows 11 (and higher releases).
In the keynote (via AMD and Neowin), the processor company talked about the Ryzen 7040 series processor AI engine, and Panos also took the opportunity to mention how these new silicon architectures will help Windows to incorporate more AI features.
During the keynote, Panos said: “AI is the defining technology of our time. It’s like nothing I have ever seen before. It’s transforming industries, improving our daily lives in many ways – some of it you see, some of it you don’t see -and we are right now at an inflection point. This is where computing from the cloud to the edge is becoming more and more intelligent and more personal, and it’s all done by harnessing the power of AI.[…]” He also continued, saying: “now AMD is also at the forefront of AI technology, with Ryzen 7040 series, alongside Windows 11. It is our next step in this journey together.”
Furthermore, Panos shared more details on how AI will play a vital role in the future releases of Windows 11, 12, and beyond. “AI is going to reinvent how you do everything on Windows, quite literally. Like these large generative models, think language models, code gen models, image models, these models are so powerful, so delightful, so useful, and personal. But they are also very compute intensive, and so we haven’t been able to do this before. […] It’s gonna need an operating system that blurs the line between cloud and edge, and that’s what we are doing right now.”
Although AI has been part of Windows for some time, in future versions, according to what Panos has said, the operating system will be more dependent on cloud services and modern hardware to handle the new features. As such, it’s also possible that the operating system may once again change the hardware requirements to support specific AI features in the future. However, this doesn’t necessarily mean that devices with modern hardware won’t be compatible with future releases of Windows.