Microsoft Copilot leak shows AI automatically creating a PowerPoint presentation

From The Verge: Microsoft is holding a big AI event later today, but one of the announcements appears to have just leaked. Twitter user h0x0d has published details of a PowerPoint Copilot feature, which appears to include ChatGPT-like AI that will create presentations for you.

The Copilot appears in a sidebar in an online version of PowerPoint where you can ask the assistant to create a presentation based on a Word document. PowerPoint then immediately drafts a presentation, complete with a full slide deck based on the contents of the Word document supplied.

There are even options to ask the Copilot assistant to “add animations to this slide” or “apply a modern style to the presentation,” suggesting that you’ll also be able to control PowerPoint features using this chatbot. This could let PowerPoint users customize slides without having to know exactly how to use some of the more complex features that exist in Microsoft’s productivity apps.

The feature looks similar to how Google will use AI in Slides to add imagery, audio, and video to illustrate presentations. Google announced its AI additions to Gmail, Docs, Slides, and other Google Workspace productivity apps earlier this week, just ahead of Microsoft’s AI event.

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