Earlier this month, OpenAI announced an AI bot builder that allows the company’s customers to create algorithms similar to ChatGPT but tailored to specific tasks. Now Microsoft has introduced Copilot Studio, a solution for creating and customizing AI assistants without having to write software code.
The Copilot Studio product is primarily intended to expand the footprint of Microsoft 365 Copilot, a paid service the software giant launched earlier this month. The company’s customers can customize Copilot in Microsoft 365 to incorporate their own datasets, automation tools, and even custom AI assistants that are not part of the Microsoft Graph service.
“With Copilot Studio, creating AI assistants and connecting them to key business systems is as easy as interacting with them.”said Jared Spataro, head of modern work and business applications at Microsoft.
He also added that IT administrators can use Copilot Studio’s natural language or graphical interface to integrate new data sources from partners such as SAP or Workday, as well as create and publish their own AI assistants. This can be anything from an AI assistant on a website that answers visitor questions about products to an AI assistant that helps present a quarterly financial report.
IT administrators can use Copilot Studio to monitor the use and analysis of AI assistants, including control over users who have access to create their own assistants. The solution will also act as an integration hub for custom ChatGPT chatbots built on the OpenAI platform.