Microsoft supercharges software with AI features

Microsoft has unveiled new artificial intelligence capabilities for its most popular software products that it says will supercharge workplace productivity.

The company introduced Copilot during an online event Thursday.

Copilot will incorporate generative AI into Word, Excel, and PowerPoint among other programs.

One executive demonstrated how it could write a speech celebrating her daughter's graduation, choosing the pictures and composing the text.

Microsoft says Copilot will also make meetings more productive. It works with videoconferencing software Teams and can summarize the discussion, indicate who said what, and flag where participants failed to reach an agreement.

The technology is based on a version of the viral sensation ChatGPT. Microsoft is one of the investors in the chatbot's creator, OpenAI.