Microsoft is integrating the AI behind ChatGPT into several developer tools
March 6 (Reuters) – Microsoft Corp ( MSFT.O ) on Monday bundled the technology behind ChatGPT with its Power Platform that allows users to develop applications with little or no coding, the latest integration of artificial intelligence into its products.
Big tech companies from Alphabet Inc ( GOOGL.O ) to Baidu Inc ( 9888.HK ) are accelerating the integration of generative AI — technology that has gained popularity for its ability to generate human-like text responses to queries — into their offerings.
Microsoft said a suite of business intelligence and app development tools within Power Platform, including Power Virtual Agent and AI Builder, were updated with the new features.
Power Virtual Agent, a tool for companies to build chatbots, can now connect to internal company resources to generate weekly report summaries and customer inquiries.
Microsoft also added generative AI capabilities to AI Builder, which allows businesses to automate workflows, and launched a new version of its Dynamics 365 business management platform based on the technology.
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Dynamics 365 Copilot, the latest version of Microsoft’s tool that includes a number of applications for sales, customer service and marketing, integrates AI to automate certain tasks such as data collection and analysis or creating an email campaign, among other functions.
Microsoft also said Monday that CEO Satya Nadella would host an event on March 16 to discuss “reinventing productivity with AI.”
The company has so far announced AI updates for its popular Windows operating system and Bing search engine, but not yet for its Office productivity suite, which includes Word and Excel.
Reporting by Yuvraj Malik in Bengaluru; Editing by Pooja Desai and Maju Samuel
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