what you need to know
- Microsoft has revealed that new AI capabilities are coming to PowerPoint.
- AI “Copilot” will help you design entire presentations just by asking.
- The AI can even use other documents to get inspired and focus on a topic.
Microsoft has announced that it will bring AI to PowerPoint through a new “Copilot” feature that will allow users to use natural language to ask PowerPoint to create entire presentations based on a particular topic, and even the ability to query other documents for information. information and inspiration.
The Copilot also understands commands like “add animations to this slide” and, using descriptive language, you can even apply different styles per slide or across the entire presentation. The ability to talk to PowerPoint like a person and ask it to create things based on the ideas in its head will be a game changer for users.
Here’s how Microsoft details Copilot for PowerPoint:
“Copilot in PowerPoint helps you turn your ideas into amazing presentations. As your storytelling partner, Copilot can transform existing written documents into presentations complete with speaker notes and sources, or start a new presentation from a simple message or outline. Condense presentations long with the click of a button, and use natural language commands to adjust layouts, reformat text, and perfectly sync animations.”
Microsoft has been on an AI rampage for the past month, and it started by adding a new AI Copilot to the Bing search engine. Since then, Bing has surpassed 100 million users, and a third of those users use AI every day to perform Internet searches and creative tasks.
Microsoft isn’t just stopping with Bing, as it has now announced new AI capabilities in Word, Excel, and Outlook, in addition to PowerPoint. Copilot works similarly across all Office applications, being able to output user-specified content, with context from other sources when needed. Be sure to check out the Microsoft event starting at 8 am PT for any news announced.
Microsoft says that AI in PowerPoint will roll out in the coming months and is now in very limited testing with some enterprise customers.