On Thursday, Microsoft announced that it is going all-in on its generative AI assistant Copilot in several of its apps and services. Copilot will also be included in the Microsoft Edge web browser. Today, the company revealed more information about how people will be able to use Copilot in Edge for a variety of tasks.
in a blog post, Microsoft stated that people will soon be able to launch Copilot in Edge and type a prompt to write someone an email. Microsoft states:
Just open Copilot in Edge, give the prompt to compose a note and Copilot will open Outlook and write the email for you. All you have to do is review and hit submit.
If you’re updating a website, or writing a blog post, a new feature coming to Edge called Inline Compose will allow users to highlight a section of text, then simply click on the section that’s written. It can adjust the text in different shades, or help you write something longer.
Another feature coming to Edge is automatic grouping of tabs. Edge will use artificial intelligence to reorganize your browser tab based on similar themes, which should keep your tabs a little less confusing to navigate.
The blog post also mentioned the previously announced Bing Shopping feature, which will work with any browser, but should work best in Edge. Microsoft says:
Simply ask Copilot in Microsoft Shopping to help you find a product, and it will answer intelligent questions to help narrow down your choices and guide you to the right product for your needs. Soon, you’ll also be able to simply share a photo of the product you’re looking for and Copilot will guide you to the right match.
The security-related Bing Chat Enterprise service is also coming soon to the Edge mobile browser, so employees on business trips can use it to help with presentations, or with questions about products and services, without having to use a computer.