AI Copilots Everywhere; GPT's Trillion Dollar Economy
If you missed Microsoft’s Office 365 Copilot event this week, you might want to carve out an hour to read and watch the video. Be sure to watch it end-to-end with relatively focused attention because what you’re about to see is similar to when the first web browser, Marc Andreessen’s 1993 Mosaic (later Netscape) was unveiled.
The fuse for the trillion-dollar economy was lit last year with reasonably useful GPT examples. ChatGPT4 affirms that this new economy is both significant and near. At an enterprise level, Microsoft validated how powerful LLMs can change everything.
Today, Microsoft is to LLMs what Netscape was to the world wide web.
While I have no strong affinity for Microsoft or their products since personally abandoning Windows in 2003, the vision they paint (The Future of Work with AI) is quite remarkable. It demonstrates that the rumours were fact; Microsoft has been quietly working with OpenAI and GPT models since early 2020 to be able to exhibit this much forethought and vision of future work with paired-AI copilots.
In 38 minutes, Microsoft wholly dismembered Google Workspaces, which now looks as if it were built by a team of five-year-olds who missed the Mensa cut. Heads will likely roll at Google, and they’ll catch up over time. Still, in the meantime, the tens of millions of businesses and hundreds of millions of users who jettisoned Microsoft Office to feast on a low-cost collaborative alternative to the office suite will be grazing in a pasture that is arid, brown and unable to nourish the appetite we crave for advanced productivity in the AI economy.
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