Microsoft Word gets ChatGPT AI support with new add-in

Microsoft Word gets an unofficial AI add-in that connects to ChatGPT to create AI-generated content.

Word ChatGPT Ghostwrite (Source: Creative Data Studios)
Word ChatGPT Ghostwrite (Source: Creative Data Studios)
  • Creative Data Studios creates a ChatGPT add-in for Microsoft Word.
  • The Ghostrwrite add-in allows you to create AI-generated content based on a specific query.
  • The add-in has a “Basic” and “Pro” edition that you have to purchase.

You can now use the OpenAI ChatGPT on Microsoft Word with a new Ghostrwrite add-in from Creative Data Studios. Although Microsoft is already working to bring artificial intelligence to its Office products, the Creative Data Studios team has released a new Office add-in that allows you to get a writing assistant through ChatGPT.

The add-in adds a ChatGPT interface at the side of the document, which you can use to create AI content from a specific query. In addition, this solution includes a grammar checker, dictionary, and thesaurus.

If you want to use artificial intelligence to write content in Word, you can choose from two different tiers. The “Basic Edition” cost $10, but it only allows you to generate a couple of paragraphs of text, or you can choose the “Pro Edition,” which includes the option to set the length of the content and supports all the available OpenAI models.

The setup will also require a free or paid OpenAI key that you will need to connect to the add-in before you can start creating AI-generated content. Also, the add-in works on Windows 11, Mac, and the web version of Office.

Although you can install and use the Ghostrwrite add-in, it’s unclear if customers will be able to use it in the forcible future (via GeekWire) since Microsoft plans to bring its own AI tools to Office products, including Word, Outlook, and PowerPoint. Bing is also getting ChatGPT in the coming months.

For example, in Outlook, the company plans to use AI to improve search results without using a specific keyword, suggest email replies, and recommend Word document changes.

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