Microsoft Surface and AI presentation : Microsoft is releasing new Surface devices as well as its AI services today. ZDNET has the latest information.
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Microsoft’s VIP launch event in New York City has begun, and ZDNET is on the ground reporting on the latest Surface devices, AI improvements, and Windows enhancements.
Microsoft announced the Surface Laptop 5, Surface Pro 9, Surface Studio 2+, and two Surface accessories during last year’s autumn event to maximize the hybrid meeting experience.
Much of the same is expected from the AI leader this year, with the release of new Surface devices and a good dose of AI-powered enhancements to Bing Chat, Windows Copilot, and other services. One thing to consider is how Microsoft will approach Surface hardware now that its previous chief product officer, Panos Panay, has moved on to other endeavors.
What’s new in software and artificial intelligence?
Microsoft copilot AI
Microsoft copilot AI is quickly becoming one of Microsoft’s most popular programs and experiences, including Windows, Edge, Teams, and others. According to Microsoft, it will anticipate your demands and effortlessly support your workflow.
Copilot will be available on Windows 11 devices, as well as in Microsoft 365 services such as Powerpoint, Excel, and Teams, as well as in Microsoft Edge. Because Copilot is based on Bing Chat, it shares AI-powered capabilities such as the ability to summarize and locate significant information in bodies of text ranging from websites to text messages.
According to Yusuf Mehdi, Corporate Vice President of Microsoft, Copilot will begin rolling out on September 26 as part of a new Windows 11 release, the most ambitious upgrade to Windows 11 since its first release.
Windows 11 AI integration
As anticipated by ZDNET, Windows 11 AI integration would have generative features such as the aforementioned Copilot.
Copilot on Windows 11 can now assist with all of your tasks, from surfing to playing music, thanks to AI integration throughout Windows 11 programs, the web, and even your connected devices.
Another new Windows 11 feature is Windows Ink Anywhere, which will integrate with Copilot to assist solve arithmetic problems and other tasks. You may, for example, use your Surface Laptop pen to mark an issue on the screen, and Copilot can assist you in resolving it.
You may also use the Snipping Tool’s pen to copy and paste the equation into Copilot to have it solved.
Copilot for Windows may also retrieve data from your linked smartphone, allowing you to ask Copilot questions about what’s on-device, such as text message summaries. A demonstration involved the presenter inquiring about an upcoming flight using Copilot.
Microsoft Bing Chat updates
Microsoft Bing Chat updates, there have been over 1 billion talks on Bing Chat since its launch, and it is now gaining additional capabilities that will improve the experience even more.
Bing Chat will include Copilot for Shopping, which will inform and educate you as you prepare to make online purchases. It simply acts as a personal shopper, answering your most inquisitive purchasing queries.
Bing Image Creator will also be upgraded to the brand new DALL-E 3, which will allow you to describe an image and generate it faster and more reliably. With its superior comprehension of cues, it is also easy to alter the pictures to produce the desired outcome.
The DALL-E 3 integration will considerably increase the overall quality of picture creation. In a comparison of the old and upgraded Bing Image Generators, the latter yielded noticeably superior results.
Bing Chat Enterprise will also receive a set of new features, including mobile integration. With multimodal search powered by GPT-4 and Bing Image Generator, Bing Chat workplace also supports photos within the workplace.
What’s new in the hardware world?
Surface Laptop Go 3
The Surface notebook Go, perhaps Microsoft’s most affordable notebook, is finally getting a replacement.
On Windows 11, the Laptop Go 3 has iCloud Photos Integration and Clipchamp, allowing users to sync image and video assets from iCloud-enabled devices to their Surface. In a live demonstration, the Laptop Go 3 downloaded and edited a vertical movie in seconds (vs minutes for the prior iteration).
In terms of technology and design, the Surface Laptop Go 3 appears similar to, if not identical to, the previous iteration, which means you’re still getting a sleek, compact, lightest form factor.
The laptop will cost $799, which is $100 cheaper than the previous generation, and will be available in four distinct colors: blue, orange, silver, and green.
Surface Laptop Studio 2
Because of the newest Intel 13th Gen i7 H and Nvidia RTX 4050/4060 CPUs, Microsoft claims the new Surface Laptop Studio 2 is twice as fast as its predecessor. The Intel NPU is also present on Windows, offering support for Windows studio features such as the ability to make a bokeh effect while users are on video chats, among other things.
The Laptop Studio 2 has a 14.4-inch screen in the middle and omnidirectional speakers on the sides. It has a tilting-screen design identical to the previous model, which is timeless enough to be relevant today.
The Laptop Studio 2 also has a new haptic touchpad with a “perfect-feeling click,” according to Microsoft. Indeed, the firm boasts it is “the most comprehensive touchpad on any laptop today.” When Adaptive Touch is enabled, the touchpad gains sensitivity, allowing people with impairments to interact with the tablet.
Microsoft is also offering adaptable pen tips, which will be added to the accessibility tools that were released for Surface computers last year.
Preorders for the Laptop Studio 2, which starts at $1,999, and the Surface Laptop Go 3 begin today, with both devices shipping on October 3.
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