Microsoft AI, the new division that integrates Copilot, Edge, Bing and Google’s former DeepMind

Microsoft AI, the new division that integrates Copilot, Edge, Bing and Google's former DeepMind

Following the generous investments in OpenAI and after having assumed leading positions on the company’s board of directors, following the reinstatement of Sam Altman, Microsoft is once again pushing the accelerator on the topic artificial intelligence. Under the leadership of Satya Nadella, the Redmond company announces the “inauguration” of a new division, Microsoft AIwhich will evidently take on an increasingly central role in the “economy” and business plans of the US multinational.

CEO Nadella himself explains that the work carried out in recent years and the innovations gradually introduced in the field of artificial intelligence will guide developments over the next decade and beyond. And he announces that Mustafa Suleymanco-founder of Google DeepMind, today takes over the reins of Microsoft AI.

What is Microsoft AI and what does it focus on

The novelty of Microsoft AI is presented as a crucial innovation. The foundation of this new reality will allow the Redmond company to innovate even more so in the AI ​​sector, drawing the best, as Nadella does not fail to underline, from the strategic partnership established with OpenAI.

Product development such as Copilot, Edge e Bing it now merges into Microsoft AI, as further confirmation of how deep its roots will be in next-generation AI solutions.

As for Copilot, the choice is obvious: it’s thedigital assistant integrated into Windows which, most likely, will introduce most of the new features with the release of Windows 11 24H2, between next September and November. But it’s also there Copilot per Microsoft 365, which uses an optimized version of the generative model, “tailored” specifically to the needs of professionals and companies. The idea is to use that ontology of data present in each company to serve the business, to carry out research, extract information and value, and make important decisions. All thanks to the help of artificial intelligence.

As regards Edge and Bing, however, the “migration” to Microsoft AI demonstrates the increasingly central role of artificial intelligence and generative models, both in the browser and in the search engine. Both products, with a nice sigh of relief from Microsoft, have also recently been removed from the gatekeeper list by the European Commission.

Not a word about Windows

Curiously, the note signed by Nadella does not contain a single reference to Windows and its division, which recently saw the installation of a new director following the exit of Panos Panay after 19 years.

As we mentioned previously, with the feature update this year for Windows 11, Microsoft will significantly enhance the integration of its AI-based solutions at the operating system level. It will therefore be very interesting to check the relationships with the newly formed Microsoft AI division.

Microsoft’s number one concluded his speech by observing that the company now has the opportunity to build and improve a technology that was once thought impossible to develop. And he clarifies that the objective is still to move in a safe and responsible way, in order to “democratize” AI and make its benefits accessible to everyone.

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