Copilot+, AI features for PC and more

  • The Microsoft Build keynote began at 12 pm ET on Tuesday.
  • CEO Satya Nadella is expected to provide updates on Microsoft’s generative AI products, such as Copilot.
  • Microsoft leaned further into its Copilot AI agent with the new Copilot+ PCs announced Monday.

OpenAI and Google may have stolen the AI ​​spotlight last week, but now it’s Microsoft’s turn.

The keynote speech for the annual Microsoft Build developer conference began at 12 p.m. ET on Tuesday, and CEO Satya Nadella is expected to reveal Microsoft’s latest generative AI offerings, including Copilot.

That technology is expected to be the dominant topic today, as it was on Monday when Microsoft held a press event and unveiled its new line of Copilot+ PCs, starting with the Surface Pro and Surface Laptop with AI. Focusing on hardware yesterday should give the company enough time to focus on software and AI features during Tuesday’s keynote.

Copilot, the AI ​​assistant tightly integrated with the company’s Microsoft 365 software suite, competes against Google’s Gemini AI for Google Workspace. Last week, Google had a lot to show about the latest model, including a prototype of its impressive Project Astra AI agent, so don’t be surprised if Microsoft comes up with some rival demos.

Microsoft has also invested billions in OpenAI, which helped fuel the “new Bing search product.” We may hear some updates on that partnership, as OpenAI’s latest GPT-4o AI model is now available in preview with text and image capabilities for customers of Microsoft’s Azure AI cloud.

Business Insider is live writing the Microsoft Build keynote, so scroll down to see the latest highlights.