Companies have been rushing to integrate AI everywhere ever since ChatGPT, Bing Chat (and eventually Google Bard) blew up. From the devices in our hands to the operating systems on our computers, or even the office applications we use–AI will be there to answer all of our questions or commands.
Now, Microsoft is looking to add voice support to the Windows desktop as well. Allowing you to control Bing Chat’s features by simply clicking on the microphone icon and speaking out loud instead of typing. Supporting a number of languages at the start, like English, Japanese, German, and French (with more to come).
Meanwhile, the company is readying the retirement of Cortana in Windows sometime later this year. The digital assistant, wisely named after the AI in the Halo video game series, just wasn’t being used by anyone as it was overshadowed by the likes of Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. Cortana will be replaced by Copilot.
Large language model (LLM) AI have been getting even better with enhancements to code writing capabilities and other skills that add to their usefulness. Making everyday life a little bit easier for the millions of users accessing them. A number that has been quickly growing each month.