Microsoft introduces new AI-ready PC

The race to take the lead in generative artificial intelligence has shifted into high gear as Microsoft unveils its latest PC that can run AI systems offline.

Microsoft Chairman and CEO, Satya Nadella, said, "We are introducing an entirely new class of Windows PC engineered to unleash the power of distributed AI across the Edge and cloud. We call this new category Copilot Plus PCs."

The tech giant says the new device is up to 20 times more powerful than conventional PCs for running AI workloads. That's thanks to the introduction of high-performance chips.

Microsoft also says its AI-ready PCs will be able to operate not only in the cloud but offline as well.

The company says Copilot has been incorporated into various software and apps, including Office. It uses ChatGPT, developed by OpenAI, which Microsoft has invested in.

Google said last week that it is rolling out a search engine that includes responses written by generative AI. US media report that Apple is also considering introducing generative AI into its iPhone software.