Microsoft Announces Visual ChatGPT and 365 Copilot: Harnessing AI for Productivity and Creativity

Microsoft has announced the development of Visual ChatGPT, a tool that combines the capabilities of ChatGPT with visual foundation models like Stable Diffusion.[0] This technology enables users to communicate with AI through both text and images, allowing them to perform complex tasks such as editing images.[1] It has the potential to revolutionize the way we interact with AI.[2]

Microsoft is also introducing a new AI-powered tool called Microsoft 365 Copilot, designed to enhance productivity and creativity in the workplace.[3] Copilot can help users draft emails, summaries, presentations, and more, by using natural language to ask the app to generate content based on parameters detailed by the user.[4] It also works across the Microsoft Graph, helping users find materials and index them for business applications.[5]

Recently, OpenAI unveiled GPT-4, the latest edition of the large language model powering ChatGPT.[6] Microsoft has now confirmed the GPT-4 integration with Bing, and is in the process of testing 365 Copilot with 20 business customers.[7] The company plans to expand access in the coming months and will share details of IT administrator controls to help deploy the technology.[8]

Although AI has the potential to revolutionize productivity, it also poses serious risks.[9] It is important for tech companies to approach this with caution and not rush into implementation without taking the necessary precautions.[9] Prior to AI becoming overly pervasive, governments must impose regulations and tech firms must be held liable for their AI utilization.[9] Microsoft needs to take the necessary precautions and be careful with ChatGPT before implementing more AI tools.[9]

0. “Visual ChatGPT Released, How Is It Different From Its Text-Only Version? Here’s Everything You Need To” LatestLY, 13 Mar. 2023,

1. “What Is Visual ChatGPT? What Can You Do With It?” BQ Prime, 13 Mar. 2023,

2. “Newly leaked video shows a Microsoft PowerPoint presentation created by AI-based Copilot” Neowin, 16 Mar. 2023,

3. “Microsoft 365 Copilot: AI-Powered Tools To Boost Productivity” Search Engine Journal, 16 Mar. 2023,

4. “Microsoft unveils Outlook AI ‘Copilot' that can reply to emails for you” Windows Central, 16 Mar. 2023,

5. “Microsoft's Massive Upgrade: OpenAI CoPilot For Entire MS 365 Suite.” Josh Bersin, 16 Mar. 2023,

6. “PowerPoint to use ChatGPT to create slideshows from scratch” Digital Trends, 16 Mar. 2023,

7. “6 Microsoft tools that ‘use' ChatGPT” Gadgets Now, 16 Mar. 2023,

8. “Microsoft 365 ‘Copilot' uses AI to automate everyday tasks in multiple apps” Engadget, 16 Mar. 2023,

9. “Tired of ChatGPT on Bing? Microsoft's just begun!” Global Village space, 14 Mar. 2023,

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