Are you ready for the AI-powered work revolution by Microsoft?

Onur Demirkol
Mar 13, 2023
Updated • Mar 14, 2023
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Microsoft will showcase the latest improvements and work for its business apps at "The Future of Work with AI" event, which is set for March 16.

Microsoft has been heavily investing in the AI industry. Recently, the company partnered with OpenAI to bring some of its services to Azure. Apart from that, Microsoft has also been bringing AI solutions to its products. This week, more solutions are expected to be announced during "The Future of Work with AI" event. It will start at 8 AM PT.

Satya Nadella, Microsoft Chairman and CEO, and Jared Spataro, Corporate Vice President of Modern World and Business Applications, will be the hosts. "Artificial intelligence is paving the way for you to work smarter. Leaders Satya Nadella and Jared Spataro share how AI will bring in a new era of work. Learn how AI will usher in a new way of working for every person and organization," says Microsoft.

The company announced it on its official LinkedIn page; you can look at it here.

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Microsoft has been investing a lot in the AI industry for the past few years and on March 16, the future of work with AI will be revealed.
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What to expect?

Previous rumors showed that Microsoft is looking to implement improved AI in its business apps, including Outlook, Teams, Word, and such. It explains why Jared Spataro is also one of the hosts alongside the company CEO. Spataro is the head of Microsoft 365.

Microsoft Office is expected to benefit from AI solutions in the near future. This includes generated email replies or drafts for Outlook, sentence or phrase suggestions on Word, etc., claimed by The Information. Microsoft has been investing in OpenAI for years, and the latest news is not surprising. The company has been building its base of it for years now, and it is time to pick up all the fruits from the trees.

Microsoft has already brought OpenAI-powered features to Teams. It offers AI-generated chapters in PowerPoint Live and "personalized timeline markers for when you leave and join a meeting." It is also expected that generated meeting notes feature will also launch, thanks to GPT-3.5.

According to the latest announcement, GPT-4 will also be announced soon. However, "the future of work with AI" event is expected to cover Microsoft 365 rather than the new language model.

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Comments

  1. Answers No said on March 13, 2023 at 4:13 pm
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    No. Next question.

    1. Roger W. said on March 13, 2023 at 7:32 pm
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      Next question: Could you please crawl back under the rock you crawled out of?

      1. John Wold said on March 14, 2023 at 4:22 am
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        @Roger W

        I think they are referencing the Betteridge’s law of headlines

        “Any headline that ends in a question mark can be answered by the word no.”

      2. Roger W. said on March 14, 2023 at 9:13 am
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        Maybe. Or maybe its one of those anti-AI doomsayer “Stop AI for the end is nigh” Chicken Little cultist. Can’t say for sure these days.

  2. lasse said on March 13, 2023 at 6:20 pm
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    Transcription/Download of speech to text output would be nice, even better if it generates a summary/meetings notes by itself. One of the most annoying things for me is to take notes, generate action plans, and also show who said what etc. If the app does this for me, take my money.
    Right now i record audio (in zoom you can download audio from separate speakers), i clean up the audio, I AI transcribe it online, and then try to get GPT to summarize it for me in a minutes-ish way that i can send out by email. It works, but…. there are corners that must be cut ;)

  3. Tom Hawack said on March 13, 2023 at 7:56 pm
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    Am I ready for the AI-powered work revolution by Microsoft?
    You mean like “Ready, set, go man go”?

    Not really. Even if I narrow the question to “Am I ready for the AI-powered work revolution?”
    I mean, if I was excited about AI — in my work environment — it’d be dumb to be less on the ground Microsoft is associated to the question, wouldn’t it?

    Also depends of one’s work, not all jobs are applicable to AI assistance.
    The question is personal isn’t it, so the answer needs to be explained. You see I make a living by mowing the municipality’s lawns : no AI can help me. Maybe a dedicated algorithm to mow better and faster, put some brains into the job you know, but haven’t found any.

    That’s why I’m not ready for the AI-powered work revolution.

  4. Anonymous said on March 13, 2023 at 10:20 pm
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    None of these ridiculous concepts that Microsoft came up with are desired by anyone. They are the only ones who gain from it… Not the customers.

  5. John G. said on March 14, 2023 at 11:32 pm
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    I am ready for a Bing button Everest size, so big that I will need a second monitor just to click it accidentally to see an useless lateral taskbar. I am so tired about Microsoft silly things! Just fix W11 taskbar, startup and explorer’s menu, damm it!

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