💻 How will Microsoft Bring ChatGPT to Word, Outlook, Bing, and vs. Google?
🔎 Bing, 💌 Outlook, Word, to the Moon! 🌙
Microsoft is likely to fund OpenAI more as its own private A.I. Lab with GPT-4 likely coming out this Spring.
While I can understand companies like Canva or Adobe integrating text-to-image Generative A.I., would I want to use ChatGPT in Microsoft word?
Microsoft is reportedly planning to integrate OpenAI’s ChatGPT technology into its Office applications. A new report from The Information suggests that the new AI-powered features will allow users to automatically generate text with natural language prompts in Outlook, Word, and PowerPoint.
I’m pretty sure the March, 2023 launch of ChatGPT in Bing has way more potential. There are two ways they could to this, either increasing search share with a free access boosting Microsoft’s search advertising drastically or actually charging a monthly subscription for ChatGPT powered by GPT-4 with state-of-the-art RLHF with real-time web access.
Microsoft is building a suite of A.I. and no-code tools and ChatGPT should be among those, along with GitHub Copilot for both individuals and businesses. Coders using a better version of ChatGPT on Bing (paid) and GitHub Copilot at work would essentially be at least $30 of revenue for Microsoft per user. Everyone needs more productive software engineers right?
Google has Pitchfork and its own Generative A.I. division. Microsoft with the help of OpenAI is certainly appearing to make headway in 2022, all of these products including a likely Google demo of LaMDA in 2023 should make it an even more exciting year along with the evolution scores of Generative A.I. tools (see Ben’s 🛠️ Cool Tools).
If DeepMind was acquired by Google in 2014, will OpenAI soon be acquired by Microsoft? This is increasingly looking like a distinct possibility. Amazon sponsoring a rival A.I. Lab is increasingly likely, that lab is likely to be Stability.AI.
I don’t use Microsoft word products any longer, and having ChatGPT in it (outside of Excel) wouldn’t be that useful. I think the play for Microsoft outside of Bing, might actually be to integrate it into Cortana and Microsoft Edge. Edge that horrible browser Windows keeps trying to force me to use. Microsoft that is getting into Advertising more, needs to pair its new A.I. focus with that and not just Azure.
Let’s be real though Microsoft Research was one of the best things Microsoft ever did and now Azure AI is getting quite sophisticated. Initiatives like their AI4Science shows a lot of promise. Microsoft, is certainly back on the map in A.I and ChatGPT could be a big moment for them with Bing and how they decide to integrate it into their other products.
While Microsoft Research is now legit and OpenAI is seemingly doing important work, can Microsoft put it all together in 2023 and 2024 to once again seem like an A.I.-first company?
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