Microsoft to bring OpenAI to Office apps and Bing

Microsoft is working to bring OpenAI technologies to Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, and Bing.

Microsoft OpenAI in Office
Microsoft OpenAI in Office
  • Microsoft is working to bring OpenAI technologies to various products.
  • Office apps like Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook will get GPT text-generation integration.
  • Bing will get ChatGPT integration for more humanlike answers to queries.
  • Finally, Microsoft also plans to invest $10 billion in OpenAI.

Microsoft is reportedly working to bring the OpenAI’s language artificial intelligence to its Office products, including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint, as well as ChatGPT to Bing.

According to a report from The Information (via The Verge), the company is already testing an undisclosed version of the text-generating GPT model from OpenAI into the desktop version of Word for the autocomplete feature, and now, it’s integrating the technology even further into Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint.

In Outlook, for example, Microsoft is using the technology to improve search results without using a specific keyword. The company also states that the OpenAI GPT technology can help suggest email replies or recommend Word document changes.

While the software giant has been making significant progress, among the challenges is privacy. According to the report, Microsoft has been working on privacy-preserving models using GPT-3 and the as-yet-unreleased GPT-4 with early success.

In the search space, Microsoft is also reportedly working on a new version of Bing that will use OpenAI ChatGPT technology to help answer search queries from users on the internet.

The updated version of Bing is planned to roll out before the end of March, and it should help to make the search engine more competitive with Google.

The plan is to integrate ChatGPT to provide more humanlike answers to queries from users instead of links with information and to challenge Google’s already powerful Knowledge Graph technology to offer answers.

In addition to bringing these technologies to its products, Microsoft also plans to invest around $10 billion into OpenAI. According to a report, the software giant will also receive 75 percent of the OpenAI profits until Microsoft regains the money from the investment.

Furthermore, the deal will make Microsoft the owner of 49 percent of OpenAI while the other 49 percent will be made up of other investors, and OpenAI will hold the remaining 2 percent.

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