Microsoft’s Copilot, a family of AI-powered chatbots and assistants, has announced new enhancements coinciding with a high-profile Super Bowl LVIII ad campaign. In a blog post by Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s Chief Marketing Officer, key features of the updated Copilot experience were outlined.
The web, Android, and iOS versions of Copilot now boast an improved AI model named Deucalion, accompanied by a more streamlined and visually appealing interface. The update introduces a cleaner style for answers and a carousel of suggested prompts, enhancing the user experience. Additionally, the Designer in Copilot, utilizing generative AI models like OpenAI’s DALL-E 3, has received new editing capabilities.
English-speaking Copilot users in the U.S., U.K., Australia, India, and New Zealand can now edit images directly within the chat flow. This includes tasks such as colorizing objects, blurring image backgrounds, or changing image styles to pixel art.
Subscribers to Copilot Pro, the premium $20-per-month plan, gain the ability to resize and regenerate images between portrait and landscape orientations. Mehdi also teased an upcoming feature, Designer GPT, which will provide users with a dedicated canvas within Copilot to visualize their ideas in a more immersive manner.
While Microsoft celebrated the democratization of AI breakthroughs with Copilot, Mehdi did not address the performance issues reported by Copilot Pro users. Despite the promise of priority access to OpenAI models, subscribers have faced extended generation times and potential bugs. While speculation points to insufficient server capacity as the root cause, no official comments have been provided.
In the continuous evolution of AI tools like Copilot, Microsoft aims to empower users and organizations worldwide, making the benefits of AI accessible to everyone.