What you need to know
- A leak has unveiled new AI capabilites coming to PowerPoint.
- AI “Copilot” will help you design entire presentations just by asking.
- The AI can even use other documents for inspiration and topic focus.
Microsoft is expected to unveil a wave of new AI features coming to its Office 365 suite of applications later today, and a leak from trusted source WalkingCat on Twitter has already given us a first look at how some of these new AI capabilities will work in PowerPoint.
The leaked 15 second video highlights a new AI “Copilot,” that will let users use natural language to ask PowerPoint to create entire presentations based on a particular topic, and even the ability to refer to other documents for information and inspiration.
The Copilot also understands commands such as “add animations to this slide,” and using descriptive language, 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 ideas you have in your head is going to be game changing for users.
Microsoft has been on an AI rampage over the last month, and it started with adding a new AI Copilot to the Bing search engine. Since then, Bing has surpassed 100 million users, with one third of those users using AI on a daily basis to conduct internet searches and creative tasks.
Microsoft isn’t just stopping with Bing, as it’s expected to unveil even more AI-powered features at an upcoming event later today, this time focused on Office and Microsoft 365. We expect to see a new Copilot feature for Word, Viva, PowerBI, and others too along with the new PowerPoint Copilot. Be sure to tune in at 8am PT to hear the news as it happens.