What is Copilot and how does it work?
Copilot is an AI assistant that can understand natural language queries and provide relevant answers, inspirations, and solutions. Users can access Copilot by clicking on a button on the taskbar or using the Win+C keyboard shortcut. Copilot will then open a sidebar that can interact with any app on Windows.
Copilot can also generate images from text prompts, using a tool called graphic_art. For example, if a user asks Copilot to draw a picture of a dragon, Copilot will use graphic_art to create a graphical artwork of a dragon and display it on the sidebar.
Copilot uses a large language model (LLM) that has been trained on billions of words from the web and other sources. Copilot can also learn from the user’s preferences and feedback, and improve over time.
What are the benefits of Copilot for Windows 10 users?
Copilot can help Windows 10 users with various tasks, such as:
- Adjusting PC settings, such as changing the wallpaper, turning on dark mode, or enabling virtual tabs.
- Finding answers to questions, such as the weather, the latest news, or the meaning of a word.
- Getting inspiration for creative projects, such as writing a poem, a story, or a song.
- Completing tasks faster and easier, such as sending an email, booking a flight, or making a presentation.
Copilot can also help Windows 10 users discover new features and tips for using Windows and other Microsoft products, such as Edge, Bing, Office, and Teams.
When will Copilot be available for Windows 10 users and how much will it cost?
According to Windows Central, Copilot will be coming to Windows 10 users “soon”, but no exact date has been given. Copilot will be free for Windows 10 users, but it will have some limitations compared to the Windows 11 version.
For example, Copilot for Windows 10 will not have the same level of data protection and privacy as Copilot for Windows 11. Copilot for Windows 10 will also not have the same integration with Microsoft 365 apps, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and Teams.
Microsoft 365 Copilot, which is the premium version of Copilot for Windows 11, will offer enterprise-grade security, privacy, compliance, and responsible AI. Microsoft 365 Copilot will also have a more advanced chat feature, called Microsoft 365 Chat, that can access the user’s data across emails, meetings, chats, documents, and more. Microsoft 365 Copilot will be available for enterprise customers for $30 per user per month on November 1.