- Microsoft has announced that it will host a live streamed event called The Future of Work with AI on 16th March.
- The event will feature CEO Satya Nadella, and Microsoft 365 lead Jared Spataro.
- The mention of the two above executives likely points to AI being integrated into several Microsoft 365 solutions.
Microsoft has wasted little time when it comes to investing in AI in 2023. The company announced a multibillion dollar investment in OpenAI in January, and shortly thereafter revealed new ChatGPT-powered solutions with new versions of Microsoft Bing and Edge.
Now the company is readying to reveal more AI-powered products, confirming that it will host a live streamed event on 16th March called The Future of Work with AI.
“Join us for a special event with Satya Nadella and Jared Spataro to learn how Microsoft is reinventing productivity with AI. The livestream starts at 8 am PT on March 16. Learn how AI will usher in a new way of working for every person and organization,” the landing page for the live stream explains.
While it unclear what Microsoft will specifically unveil at The Future of Work with AI, the inclusion of Spataro as one of the executives presenting is a solid lead, as he heads up the Microsoft 365 team at the company.
As such, we will more than likely see AI integrated into some of Microsoft 365 applications, or perhaps the entire stack. This would make sense, given The Verge spotted leaks hinting as much last month.
We could therefore see versions of Outlook, Powerpoint, Word, and other Microsoft 365 applications running a version of ChatGPT akin to what we have already seen on Bing and Edge.
Whether those solutions will indeed prove useful, as well as lead to an uptake of Microsoft 365 services, remains to be seen, but it is clear that the company is looking to integrate OpenAI’s technology into every product it can. We would not be surprised to see it land in the Xbox ecosystem soon.
For now, you can set your reminders for 18:00 local time on 16th March to tune into The Future of Work with AI event.