AI (artificial intelligence) isn’t for everyone. Although it is being embraced by so many online, many others simply lack the interest or lean toward the conspiracies that it will lead to our doom one day. Regardless of what form of naysayer or disbeliever you are, everyone has a right to their own opinions and sense of security.
Thus it seems that Microsoft may be respecting this by providing a way to disable AI in its current operating system (Windows 11). A good thing given that the company is practically force-feeding it down everyone’s throats as it competes under pressure with names like Google.
Of course, everything is just speculation at the moment until these features are actually delivered. For now, they are just settings buried within the settings screen of the latest preview build of Windows 11. They aren’t viewable by default, but once unhidden (using a third-party application), will appears in the settings screen suggesting that the user will be able to uninstall related AI components.
Users could potentially remove Microsoft Copilot if they don’t want anything to do with it. Along with other AI-related applications or features. But again, this is only if the company moves forward with enabling this features. Microsoft is known for adding and then quickly removing features within its preview builds as it continuously assesses what roads it wants to travel down. Not only that, but it has not mentioned what options will eventually be accessible within this list if it does launch officially as a setting. Thus, why it is left to speculation for now.