Microsoft is reportedly planning to make its Prometheus model – which is based on OpenAI’s large GPT language model – available in even more Microsoft 365 office products.
An unnamed source said Edge (opens in a new tab) that Prometheus could make its way to programs such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Outlook in the next few weeks.
This follows the company’s recent announcement of a redesigned Bing search engine, which some say was released earlier than planned to jump the queue ahead of Google Bard.
The Microsoft Outlook email service’s AI model can make search more useful while also being able to handle more conversational prompts. The company’s email app has long been criticized for poor search performance, especially when compared to rivals like Gmail.
The benefits for Microsoft Word users can range from something like writing aids, be it spelling and grammar, to a more advanced tool to help organize the right tone, which can make companies like Grammarly have to step up their pace.
Elsewhere in Microsoft’s suite, some company researchers have already mentioned another AI designed for Excel. Although it will not be based on the GPT model, proprietary technology designed specifically for Excel can help less experienced users create better formulas.
While Microsoft may seem to be rolling out versions of its AI in a bit of a hurry, it has been more successful than Google, which recently lost a significant amount of market value after a Bard promotional video displayed false information. Microsoft’s relative success and speed may give it the tools it needs to once again become an environment that both businesses and individuals are eager to tap into.