Microsoft Word, one of the most popular word processors on the internet, is about to get convenient new features powered by artificial intelligence. According to OpenAI’s co-founder John Schulman, these features will upgrade the copy-paste feature in Microsoft Word.
Microsoft is a major investor in OpenAI and uses its GPT AI models to power its own chatbots and other AI features. It seems Microsoft Word will also be getting some of its AI prowess.
As per a tweet shared by OpenAI’s John Schulman, Word is getting two new features called “paste and paraphrase” and “paste and match writing style.” No doubt, the first feature would allow users to indirectly reproduce text content on their clipboards with a simple copy-paste. Meanwhile, the “paste and match writing style” will make sure that the paraphrased content blends in seamlessly with the document users are working on.
The introduction of such a feature holds the potential for practical and legally sound applications. It can prove valuable when incorporating content from one’s own previous articles into a new piece, offering a means to avoid verbatim replication.
This is especially relevant when referencing existing content. As noted by Schulman, both features are slated to arrive in “your favorite word processor” in the near future. However, it remains unclear from Schulman’s post whether these plans represent a tangible project or remain in the realm of conceptual exploration.
Copilot for File Explorer
While speaking of AI features coming to Windows, it is important to mention that Microsoft’s Copilot AI may be coming to the Windows 11 File Explorer soon. This change was spotted in the latest insider build of Windows 11.
According to the tipster who spotted these changes, Copilot inside File Explorer will be able to analyze files for users and provide summaries, explanations, or key points in documents, and more. For instance, if a user sends a comprehensive PowerPoint file to Copilot, it will summarize the document for quick reading.
It is unclear when this feature will arrive in the retail build of Windows 11, but it should not be long since it has already been spotted on the Canary channel.