Microsoft Copilot Lands on iOS and Android and offers iOS and iPad users the same experience just a few days after launching the Copilot app for Android users. With features akin to OpenAI’s ChatGPT mobile app, the app can be downloaded from the Apple App Store and gives users access to Microsoft Copilot (previously known as Bing Chat).
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Features and Functionality
Users can ask questions, draft emails, and summarize text with the Copilot app. It is noteworthy that it easily allows users to create images by integrating with the text-to-image generator DALL-E3. In contrast to ChatGPT’s free version, Copilot offers free access to the most recent GPT-4 language model.
Microsoft’s Strategic Move
Microsoft intends to create a stand-alone experience akin to ChatGPT with the rebranding of Bing Chat to Copilot. The business emphasizes a move away from the Bing integration by releasing specialized apps for Apple and Android smartphones. Furthermore, Copilot can be accessed via a website that is not affiliated with Bing.
Parallel Functionality with Bing Apps
The functionality of the Copilot app for iOS is like that of its Android counterpart. The app can be used without logging in, but using a Microsoft account to log in offers more features, such as access to OpenAI’s cutting-edge GPT-4 model.
Copilot’s Presence Everywhere
Beyond mobile devices, Copilot is integrated into Windows 11 and 10 and available through Bing on the web. For those who are familiar with generative AI, the application provides enhanced functionality over virtual assistants such as Google Assistant or Siri by generating text and images in response to user commands.
Microsoft’s AI Strategy Revealed
Microsoft invests in OpenAI’s technology, demonstrating commitment to AI. Copilot app, powered by GPT-4, improves cross-platform accessibility and will debut at Ignite 2023.
I think Microsoft’s all-encompassing strategy, which combines mobile apps, web experiences, and platform integrations, positioning Copilot as a powerful player in the AI ecosystem. Offering GPT-4 at no cost, Microsoft is democratizing AI capabilities.
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