Microsoft unveils AI key in biggest keyboard change in 30 years

Microsoft has unveiled its most significant keyboard change in 30 years by introducing an artificial intelligence (AI) key.

This innovative key empowers users to access Copilot, Microsoft’s AI tool, on recently launched Windows 11 PCs.

Microsoft is a major investor in OpenAI, which powers Copilot’s AI capabilities.

In 2023, Microsoft extended the integration of AI into various products, including Microsoft 365 and Bing search.

Copilot assists users in tasks like searching, composing emails, and generating images.

Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft’s executive vice president, highlighted the transformative nature of this update in a blog post, drawing a parallel to the introduction of the Windows key almost three decades ago. He stressed that this addition aims to “simplify” and “amplify” the user experience.

The new keyboards are expected to be on new products from February.

Microsoft will showcase these keyboards on selected items at the upcoming CES tech event in Las Vegas, set to commence next week.

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