Microsoft has released a new preview of Windows 11 to its Insiders. This new build introduces Copilot, an AI-powered personal assistant connected to Ping.
Now we know what Windows Copilot looks like. First released in March, Copilot is the first AI-powered feature integrated into the Microsoft 365 office suite.
Microsoft, which has big plans in the field of artificial intelligence, announced during its Microsoft Build 2023 conference in May that its Copilot will also integrate its operating system. This is now being done as Microsoft has integrated a preview into the latest build of Windows 11 for its Insider members. To take advantage of this, you need to download build 23493 from the dev channel and use Microsoft Edge version 115.0.1901.150 or later.
A first look at Windows Copilot
For this first preview of Windows Copilot, Microsoft explains that it mainly focuses on the module’s user interface. However, the Redmond company indicates the arrival of new features that will be used in the next updates of this preview of the tool. Activating the Windows Copilot can be done in two ways: by clicking the appropriate button on the taskbar or by using the Windows + C keyboard shortcut.
Note that Windows CoPilot uses the same Microsoft account used on the operating system by default.
The AI-powered assistant is then displayed in a dedicated column, which is pasted to the right of the screen. To ensure that its module is seamlessly integrated, Microsoft will allow you to easily interact with it when you need it, instead of appearing on top of other windows that are already open.
If this preview is still limited, Microsoft has already listed a series of possible interactions with its Copilot. You can ask him to enable dark mode, set “do not disturb” mode or ask him to take a screenshot. But above all, you can harness the power of AI to summarize the content of a web page, create a story for you, and create an image.