Ep 278: Microsoft Build AI Recap – 5 things you need to know

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Microsoft's New AI Features and Devices: What Business Leaders Need to Know

As artificial intelligence (AI) continues its steady march into the heart of business operations, a revolutionary tool has made its debut. Microsoft, at a recent build conference, introduced the Copilot stack, aiming to redefine how tasks are performed in organizations.

The Advent of Copilot

Designed for integration in the Microsoft ecosystem, the Copilot stack offers a suite of features that could put other players in the industry, including Apple, in the back seat. It includes the personal Copilot, team's Copilot, and Copilot agents, effectively integrating an AI agent as an actual member of the team within Microsoft Teams.

With Copilot Studio, teams can also customize Copilot agents' capabilities, automating repetitive tasks, and deploying specialized agents for different tasks. Indeed, these advancements herald a significant shift in how businesses operate.


Microsoft AI Impact on Apple

These novel features could potentially challenge the Apple ecosystem. Businesses using Mac may find it increasingly hard to continue justifying resistance to the Windows ecosystem. While competition remains, the focus should be less on comparing Microsoft and Apple products, but more on how companies can untether from the Apple ecosystem, effectively integrating Apple products into the Windows ecosystem.


Microsoft AI Technological Improvements

Advancements rolling out from Microsoft include the edge AI with Copilot Plus PC, recall feature, AI-powered Copilot incorporating gpt4o capabilities, and Copilot Studio. Microsoft has also announced Copilot Plus PC with the intention to bring large language models locally. This will require high performance devices equipped with powerful CPU, GPU, and NPU, focusing significantly on data privacy and security.


The Game-Changing Recall Feature

The recall function in Copilot is a potential game-changer. This feature, designed to remember everything users do within Microsoft's software could fundamentally change how people use their computers. The recall feature enables users to search their entire computer history, from conversations to presentations. However, careful scrutiny of this function is essential in light of potential privacy implications and threats.


The Key Takeaways

For business leaders, the unveiling of Microsoft's Copilot stack opens up opportunities and challenges in equal measure. Creating strong data privacy safeguards, developing distinct strategies to integrate diverse software ecosystems, and transitioning efficiently to a more AI-intensive operational model are all imminent concerns for professionals.

Microsoft’s introduction of the Copilot stack marks another significant advancement in AI technology. As business leaders, adapting to these changes quickly and efficiently while safeguarding privacy and productivity will indeed define the future of business operations.

Topics Covered in This Episode

1. Microsoft Build Conference Key AI Features
2. Microsoft Copilot Updates
3. On-device AI and its future


Podcast Transcript

Jordan Wilson [00:00:16]:
It's been a wild week in AI. In just the course of 9 days, we've seen pretty groundbreaking advancements and announcements from not just OpenAI and Google, but now Microsoft. So today, we're gonna be talking about how I think the 5 ways that Microsoft is going to change the way that we worked and going over essentially the 5 things that you need to keep your eye on that were announced at the Microsoft build conference. Alright. I am excited for today's show. What's going on y'all? My name is Jordan Wilson. I'm the host of everyday AI, and this is for you. We are a daily livestream podcast and free daily newsletter that serves as your guide to learn generative AI.

Jordan Wilson [00:01:00]:
So if that sounds like you, thank you for joining us. Appreciate it as always. Make sure if you haven't already, go to your everyday ai.com. Sign up for that free daily newsletter. We will be recapping a lot more from the ongoing Microsoft build conference and everything else that's going on in the world of AI. So make sure you go check that out if you haven't already. No. Hey, Matthew.

Jordan Wilson [00:01:22]:
No. We are coming live. We are coming live today. Yeah. We had a prerecorded show yesterday. I was actually on the road. So, hey. I love that people, you know, are are following along that closely.

Jordan Wilson [00:01:32]:
But, yeah, we're we're joining live here. You know, what is it? Wednesday morning. So, before we talk about those 5 things that you need to know, from the Microsoft build conference, let's start as we do almost every day by going over what's happening in the world of AI news. Alright. So, first, the company behind the humane AI pin may be looking for a buyer. So Humane, a startup behind the poorly reviewed AI PIN wearable computer, is seeking a potential sale according to reports for its business after facing criticism for an underdeveloped product. So humane is a startup that's led by former Apple employees, and it's seeking a possible sale for its business with a reported price tag of $750,000,000 to a $1,000,000,000. So the startup has raised $230,000,000 in funding with some pretty notable investors, including OpenAI CEO Sam Ullman.

Jordan Wilson [00:02:30]:
So the AI pen device was pitched as a wearable AI assistant, and it's received some pretty negative reviews for slow responses, inconsistent software, and hardware issues among other things. Essentially, any seasoned tech reviewer kinda said, this is a half baked product. So, it should be interesting to see, if humane is even able to find a buyer at that valuation. Alright. Next, in the, in AI news. So, we talked about this a little bit on this show on Monday, actually, but, some updates. So actress Scarlett Johansson and OpenAI Sam Altman are kind of fighting. So Scarlett Johansson released a statement, and claimed that OpenAI created a voice that sounds just like her without her consent, for their product ChatGPT.

Jordan Wilson [00:03:18]:
She is now seeking some transparency and legal action. So to quickly recap, OpenAI did even release a statement that said that they were pulling down, this sky voice option. So, you know, chat gbt as do a lot of large language models have options where it can read back responses and you can choose from, different voices. So, there was one that was called Sky, which has since been pulled, from chat gbt, I believe, as of late Sunday night, early Monday morning of this week, because there were complaints, of it sounding too much like Scarlett Johansson. So in this statement, you know, Scarlett Johansson said that essentially OpenAI reached out to her asking if she wanted to be the voice of chat gbt, chat gbt. She reportedly declined. And then OpenAI kind of found they said that this was a separate voice actor that sounded kind of pretty much exactly like her. So some ongoing, battle there.

Jordan Wilson [00:04:16]:
You know, who know that we would have, celebrity drama in the middle of large language models? Alright. And then last but not least, in AI news, a new anthropic paper breaks down how large language models work. And it's pretty, pretty noteworthy, kind of discoveries actually. So Anthropic, a leading AI company, recently published a research paper aiming to explain the decision making process of its AI chatbot clock. So AI systems operate similar to the human brain using layered neural networks to process information and make predictions based on training data. So this whole field of AI interpretation is, you know, it's kind of a cloudy one because, you know, people are always focusing how how all of these algorithms work and, you know, trying to explain, you you know, AI and explain this black box. So a pretty, pretty interesting paper here from anthropic researchers, and they kind of utilize what's called the dictionary learning, to decode Claude's neural network, revealing millions of features that provide insights into the model's reasoning. So I I think this paper is really gonna help, the rest of us understand how these models work.

Jordan Wilson [00:05:22]:
So, this was just released a couple hours ago. I haven't had, the chance to to dive into it yet. It'll probably take a couple hours to read. So, make sure to check that out. So that's what we've got going on in AI news. So let's just get straight into it, and let's talk about the 5, things that you need to know from Microsoft's build conference. So, they are in day 2 of the 3 day event there in Seattle, but, presumably, most of everything has already been announced. So I'm not gonna make you wait till the end.

Jordan Wilson [00:05:55]:
I'm just gonna give you the 5 things, and then we're gonna go in 1 by 1. Ready? So 5, I mean, Microsoft is bringing edge AI or local AI, to all of us with copilot plus PC. Number 4 is recall. I think that's going to be a game changing copilot feature that's also kind of creepy in a privacy nightmare. Number 3, I think we see a much more powerful Copilot now. I think this is, we are going to be seeing this next version of Copilot is what they originally announced, you know, more than a year ago, so I think we're gonna finally be seeing that. Number 2, I think AI agents are now going to be coming mainstream with Copilot Studio Agent. And then last but not least, I think Microsoft is fighting the wrong battle when it comes to AI.

Jordan Wilson [00:06:48]:
Alright. So let's get into it and go over, but I'm curious from our live audience joining us, like Cecilia joining us from the windy city, the very windy city. My gosh. Right? We had some tornado watch years. Alright. So alright. Woozy Woozy said he's trying to figure out the volume. So, hey, everyone else let me know.

Jordan Wilson [00:07:09]:
I'm I'm in a little bit of a different setup today, so hopefully y'all can hear me. But for our livestream audience, I would love to hear what what are your thoughts on, this this copilot, announcement so far from the Microsoft build conference? A, maybe you didn't pay much attention. B, are you thinking it's pretty impressive? C, is it very impressive? Or, d, are you just not impressed at all? I'd I'd love to hear and get get a gauge from our livestream audience. You know, we always try and, you you know, bring news that matters to you and updates that matter. So, you know, I'm I'm really curious what people think of Copilot so far. Alright. So let's now now that I told you all five things, let's jump into each one a little bit more. So number 5, Microsoft is Microsoft is bringing edge AI to the masses now with copilots plus PC.

Jordan Wilson [00:08:05]:
So, essentially, this is a new kind of PC or a new classification of computer, and the biggest thing here, it is running generative AI locally. Alright? And and that's actually a huge deal. So they didn't actually come out and say what features will be running locally versus which ones won't. They didn't say if it is going to be the g p t four o model that's going to be running locally, but it does look like that is the case. So let me just quickly explain what local AI or you know, it has all these different names, you know, edge AI, local AI, on device AI, but, you know, it essentially means this. How we've been interacting with with generative AI and large language models for the past couple of years has all been in the cloud. Right? And there's obviously some advantages to that, but there's a lot of disadvantages and there's, you know, huge pros to having this edge AI. You know? So think of it like this.

Jordan Wilson [00:09:00]:
You know, right now, if I go into Copilot, right, and I type something in, I type a prompt, So it sends that to Microsoft's servers, so it sends it to the cloud. The cloud computes it, and then it sends it back to me. So there's obviously latency there. Right? It increases my wait time, but it also increases the likelihood of something's going wrong. Right? Like, the more connections that you have, the higher the likelihood that something could go wrong. Right? Like, we see this as an example, you know, if if chat gpt or Google, you you know, if they release new features, a lot of times it's pretty slow, right, because their servers are getting crushed. So local AI is huge, and we haven't seen this mainly because of the size of the models, and the technology just really wasn't there to be able to do this level of compute. Right? So large language models are huge, both in size and their robust capabilities, and, no one, at least until now, has found out how to bring a large language model to local devices.

Jordan Wilson [00:10:02]:
Right? At least not in mass. Right? So, yes, you can you can download some some models on, you know, hugging face as an example, smaller models, you you know, especially are much easier. So, you know, when you talk about, you know, Meta's, Llama, some of their smaller models, Microsoft PHY, Mistral. So smaller models, yes, you can download and run locally, but they're not integrated into your workflow. They're not integrated, into your computer. So that's another big thing here. Right? It's not like you're going to just be launching 1 program and running, you know, a a GPT model locally. It is going to be ingrained in your workspace.

Jordan Wilson [00:10:40]:
Right? So across Microsoft's, suite of products. So this cannot be understated how big this Copilot Plus PC could be. Right? Again, this is just announcement. Right now, it's it's marketing. You know, we we we haven't seen it yet. We've seen shiny demos, but, we've seen that go wrong before with Google. So it should be pretty interesting, to see how this ultimately plays out and if this does in fact, change the way that we work. Right? It is very, that could be the case.

Jordan Wilson [00:11:15]:
So you you know, I have said for a long time that I do think Copilot in general is changing the way that we work, and I don't think I was wrong. Right? Like I said that, you know, about 8 months ago, right before Copilot came out. And right now, if if you work, at a larger company, and you are a Windows company, which is most enterprises, there's a good chance you have Copilot available to you Even though I do think the the rollout has been a little slow, but, edge AI in Copilot plus PC, could change that. Right? So, it obviously is going to require a higher, you know, a more capable device. Right? So a lot of these devices, I believe the date that they threw out there was June 18th is when a lot of these PCs are going to be available. So, yeah, it's not like you can just run Copilot Plus, you know, on an older PC. It is only going to be, some of these newer ones, and it's kinda made possible with this NPU. Okay.

Jordan Wilson [00:12:12]:
So this neural processing unit. So essentially, how this is going to work without getting it, without getting too far into the technical weeds is it's, Microsoft Copilot Plus PCs are gonna use a combination of a standard, you know, CPU, processing unit. Right? Graphics processing unit, GPU, and then this new, this new technology that they essentially, you you know, have created in the NPU. And here's another good thing or another good thing to keep in mind. Right? Because you might be thinking, okay. This is going to bring things locally. Right? So, a lot of times, one of the biggest reasons that companies aren't using Copilot or aren't using generative AI, as a whole is because of data and private like, privacy. Right? Because right now, let's just say as an example, if you want to upload a document or, into Copilot, it's technically you are sharing it, with Microsoft servers.

Jordan Wilson [00:13:11]:
Right? You are sending it to their cloud. So the big, advantage here is not having to do that is, you know, still having a level of data security and data privacy and being able to work with these files kind of quote, unquote offline. Right? And being able to to run this very powerful, you you know, generative AI technology locally on your on your hard drive with this new combination of working with the CPU, GPU, and NPU. Alright. So on the flip side, Right? Yeah. This is also I think okay. Here's here's what I think y'all. I think a lot of people aren't necessarily going to understand how this works.

Jordan Wilson [00:13:51]:
Right? And they're still going to, you know, bring in documents that they maybe shouldn't be using generative AI for, even locally. And and and here's what I mean, which which it sounds crazy to say this, but but I think that sometimes cloud is more secure than your personal device. Right? So let's just say, right, that that that we all start putting, you know, the most important files of, like, for our company on our hard drive. It's not usually how it works. Right? Those are, you know, those files normally live in a secure drive for a reason. So I do think that there's going to be a lot of decision, that that business owners or, you know, CTOs or CIOs or CMOs, have to make, you know, saying like, hey. Are we going to allow, you know, our employees to use this new Copilot Plus PC and, you know, this new more powerful Copilot technology and bring some of our most, you know, our most sensitive, our most confidential documents to their external hard drive. Right? Yes.

Jordan Wilson [00:14:57]:
It allows them to work locally. Yes. You know, Microsoft does say that it's not sharing, your data or sending your data when you're working with it on your local device, but that also does create a little bit of a security risk. Right? So now all of a sudden, you know, whereas a lot of times, maybe employees wouldn't have very, you know, confidential or sensitive data living on their hard drive, you know, it's on a shared company drive, maybe they will now. So it's it's gonna be interesting to see how that kind of impacts how we work. Alright. Our next thing, number 4, recall, I think is a game changing Copilot feature. People are gonna be talking more about Copilot, plus PC, I believe.

Jordan Wilson [00:15:45]:
They're gonna be talking more about GPT 4 o. I think this recall feature is going to be the one that gets people to use Copilot and gets people, kind of the, the the gateway drug, so to speak, I think that's gonna be, the one that does it, is this recall feature. So here's what recall is. It remembers everything. So think how your, how your browser has Internet history. Right? Now recall, think of it as computer history. Right? So it's going to change sorry. I got some I got some sun blaring in the eyes there.

Jordan Wilson [00:16:27]:
There we go. So it is going to, I think, change how we use our computers, how we use the PC. So, essentially, with recall, it is going to remember every single thing that you are using within Microsoft's products. So they haven't said if you are using, you know, as an example, you know, Mike, or or sorry, Google Chrome, if it's still going to remember everything or if it is just limited, to, their browser, Microsoft Edge, and all of their products. But still, I mean, it's kind of crazy. Right? So let's say, alright, your your your typical day, let's just say. Right? You open up Microsoft Edge, you're browsing browsing the web, then you open up, Outlook, check your email. Someone's asking for, you you know, an updated PowerPoint, so then you have to go into Excel, grab the latest figures, go put it into PowerPoint, then you upload it, onto your shared team drive, then you go into, you know, Microsoft, Word, and you type up a quick memo.

Jordan Wilson [00:17:29]:
You shoot go back into Outlook, shoot that over. Right? It might sound like your day, but then you're like, oh, man. What was it that they asked me for, you you know, last week? Right? With this recall, it literally, you can scrub through your entire history. I also have no clue how they're going to be able to pull this off. You you know, I I do feel that this is going to fill up your hard drive rather quickly, but you can essentially then scroll through and just type in. You know, let's say someone was, that that imaginary presentation there, was about a new let's say you work at a coffee company and you're coming up with a new, I don't know, a new cold brew machine. Right? And someone's asking about, the drip rate. Right? Like like, how fast is the drip? And you know that was in a conversation on a team's call last week, but you're like, I have no clue where it is.

Jordan Wilson [00:18:20]:
Right? So you could just, in theory, go into, recall and type in drip rate, and it's going to bring up everything. Right? It's gonna bring up that, that conversation, in in in the team's call. It's going to bring up the the email in your Outlook. It's gonna bring up the the the facts in the presentation. Right? So this is crazy. Right? And I think it's going to maybe make us well, I I think it's gonna make certain people much more productive, but I also think it's gonna make some people a little more lazy. Right? So think of even just as an example. Right? Since we've had AI, assistance on our meetings, you could, in theory, be a lot lazier.

Jordan Wilson [00:19:02]:
You could check out. Right? Because the meeting's being recorded. There's a transcript. You can go talk to the meeting afterward. Right? Maybe only 10% of the meeting pertain to you, so you tune out. Right? I think that, yes, this is a very powerful feature that is going to help, people who want to be very good at their jobs. It's going to help them be better. But I also think on the flip side, this is gonna cause a lot of people to tune out.

Jordan Wilson [00:19:26]:
Right? Because they can just kind of go through the motions of their day to day work and then use recall to get all the information, which maybe isn't a bad thing. Right? Maybe, yes, then it does just, kind of free us up to focus on more creative and strategic work. But this does, I think, change, what even a required or, you know, enviable skill set for a worker is. Right? A lot of times, you're, you you know, the people that you might promote or even you yourself, you know, maybe you got to the point in your career that you could because you're very organized. You you know, you're always going back and reading notes. And so then when you're in a meeting, you can, you know, accurately communicate information about a project and, you know, people see that as, oh, you're a great employee. So this might kind of change that. Right? When you can now, in theory, at the snap of your finger, go in and be able to scroll through and scrub through everything that's ever happened on your computer.

Jordan Wilson [00:20:24]:
Right? Your your teams, your browsing history, your email, all with one simple search and semantic search as well. Right? So it's not like, you know, if you're talking about that drip, you know, that drip coffee maker. If if if you don't get it exactly right, right, it's going to use semantic search and it's gonna understand, oh, this is what you meant. It wasn't called that in the team's call, but this is what you meant based on context. So pretty pretty crazy. And, you you know, I do think that we are, people who are gonna be using this are gonna work a little differently. I I I do think that people are gonna start bookmarking or bread kind of key moments. Right? And and kind of just essentially, you know, jotting down keywords, that then they can refer to later versus, you know, either taking a bunch of notes or really being tuned in to a meeting, to a presentation, or to even something you create yourself.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:15]:
Right? Before I send something to something, right, if we have a client, you know, at, everyday AI, let's see where let's say we're helping them on consulting. I'm typing up these documents even though, yes, I use AI all the time. I'm still typing them up. I'm rereading them manually all the time because I like to, you know, especially as someone that talks about AI live, I like to be able to recall things. Or if I'm, you know, doing consults for people live, I like to be able to recall things instantly. Right? No matter where they are, but, you know, maybe recall changes that. You know, when you're on a call, on a pitch, on a presentation, you know, there's another feature coming that, from Microsoft that they just announced that I think is gonna help on this. But maybe instead, you're just instantly typing things into recall, async in real time, and all of your answers are up there for you.

Jordan Wilson [00:21:57]:
So I do think that that one is, pretty it's going to be a pretty game changing feature. The flip side, this is a potential privacy nightmare. It's it's like let's just be honest. Let's just be honest. Having every single thing recorded. There's a lot of people doing things probably on their computers that they don't want other people to see. Right? And that could be yes. It could be bad things, but it also could be, oh, all of a sudden, right, let's just say you're you're on a work computer and you're spending, I don't know, 80% of your day and your, your company enables, you you know, this recall feature and you're spending 80% of your day, I don't know, looking at fantasy football or you're looking at, you know, unrelated things that, you you know, have nothing to do with your job.

Jordan Wilson [00:22:45]:
Right? And who knows now? You know? I I do think maybe companies are going to use this feature in a bad way. Right? Like, we think of the great things that something like this could do. Who knows? Maybe you might see in the future, you know, companies collecting, you you know, especially with remote work, hybrid work with AI everywhere. You might see companies once a month, who knows, having people check-in and checking their devices in and literally running through your entire recall history and being like, let's see if this employee is actually a good employee or not. Right? So that's something I thought about right away. Yes. People are thinking about, you know, data privacy, data, you know, security. Absolutely.

Jordan Wilson [00:23:24]:
I mean, just the thought of ransomware with this thing. Right? Like, if this is, you know, between Copilot plus PC bringing, you know, I think allowing people to store or to use, you you know, more, to have more powerful features to work with confidential private docs on their on their local device and then this recall feature. I mean, ransomware is gonna be wild, but, I mean, I think employers could use this maybe in a bad way in doing routine checks and, you know, essentially being you know, now being overly micromanagers and and being able to literally scrub through a timeline. Right? You can literally do that. Scrub through a timeline of everything that's been happening on your computer. So some weird, I think, implications that could happen down the road, and I would not be surprised, to see something like that. But on the plus side, I can't wait. Right? Like, let me just be honest.

Jordan Wilson [00:24:17]:
I'm everything Mac. I'm everything Apple. You know, with Copilot Pro. Right? You can get that on your, on your Mac, which I think if that wasn't available, if if all these Copilot features weren't available on the Mac, maybe I would have already jumped over to PC. But now with this Copilot Plus PC with this recall feature, this might be the thing, that that really pushes me over, to the PC side. So, yeah, super excited to see what happens with recall. Alright. Yeah.

Jordan Wilson [00:24:46]:
So there we see. Yeah. Shoulda shoulda shoulda had this up here on my screen the whole time for our livestream audience. And, you know, I'm I'm curious, you know, for our livestream audience. Between Copilot, plus PC and recall, is this something do you think this is gonna change how you work, or or do you think this is just gonna be marketing features? So let's let's now go on to, number 3 here. I think that we are going to see a more powerful copilot that just gets you. So, yes, we were asking, Juan was asking here if this sounds like a rival to the OpenAI desktop app for Mac. Yes.

Jordan Wilson [00:25:25]:
So Chat g p t is rolling out with their new GPT 4 o, for paid users, a desktop app. And, yes, I did talk about this at the time that, oh, it's it's curious, you know, given that Microsoft has a reported 49% equity stake in OpenAI, you know, reportedly investing between $10,000,000,000 $13,000,000,000 into the company. Yeah. It was kind of curious at the time that, you know, when, OpenAI had their event 1 week ago, from Monday, so about 9 days ago, that they just said that their desktop app was coming to Mac and everything that they, showcased was Mac. It was all Apple products. Right? I do think that is because they will be announcing, you know, Apple will be announcing OpenAI as their kind of large language model or their generative AI partner, for future iOS, and, you know, iOS features and devices, coming up here in June at wwdc. But the other reason, I think, Juan, to to get to your question, you know, because a lot of people were like, why wasn't this announcement coming to Windows? Well, I think that, this number 3 here might just be a version of that. Right? I I I do think that this new version of Copilot is essentially, what we are seeing in gbt 4.

Jordan Wilson [00:26:41]:
So I'm gonna go ahead. I'm gonna play a quick, little video here. I I I hope this will, kind of work well for both our our livestream audience and our podcast audience. So essentially here, let me, just just kind of preview what's going on in this video. So someone is browsing, a website in Edge, and they are using kind of the Copilot companion. Right? So, I think this new version of Copilot, there's a refreshed app. It is kind of like snappable. It is very easy to use wherever you are, one click, but what we are going to see here is someone talking, to the new version of Copilot while they browse the web.

Jordan Wilson [00:27:21]:
Alright. This is a pretty quick, pretty quick video here, so let's go ahead and take a look, watch, and listen. Alright. And actually, let me know, live live stream audience that you can, that you can hear this. Hopefully hopefully, you can.

Person [00:27:37]:
Let me ask the agent here. Hey, Seth. How's it going? What can I help you with today? I am fantastic. I'm sorry. I'm in such a hurry. I'm gonna go on an overnight camping hike where we're camping all this. It's gonna be dark, cold. Should I should I use these shoes? It's the mountains.

AI [00:27:51]:
It's probably gonna be cold. Great. No worries. Let me take a look. Ah, those are the Trek Star hiking sandals. While they're fantastic for summer hikes and keeping your feet cool, they might not be the best choice for cold mountain. Okay. I'm sorry to interrupt you.

Person [00:28:07]:
Pick the best thing that I should use, and can you just add it to my cart? Just one product. No worries. Let's go with the Trek Ready Haulking boots. They're durable, provide great ankle support, and most importantly, they'll keep your feet warm in the cold mountains. I'll add them to your cart now. Oh. Ready for checkout? I see that amazing.

Jordan Wilson [00:28:41]:
So pretty pretty impressive, pretty impressive little demo there, with with Copilot. So, yes, there's a lot new in Copilot, but I'd say one of the most noteworthy things is this integration of GPT 4 o. Right? And we saw this with the partnership in the past where Microsoft actually got or was able to use a lot of these OpenAI features before they even came out in OpenAI's own products. So, it it will be curious if that's the case here because, you know, even though the GPT 4 o announcement was about now 9 days 9 days ago, they've only just now started rolling out, some of these features. Right? So, the biggest thing that you just saw there in this demo I mean, if you weren't in impressed, I mean, come on. Talk about a future of work, and there was another, example that Microsoft did at their, at their build conference where it was someone playing Roblox. Right? It was a dad playing Roblox, and he's like, hey. You know, I don't really know anything about Roblox.

Jordan Wilson [00:29:45]:
You know, this is you know, my son plays this. What's going on here? Right? So, essentially, when you launch Copilot, you can just click on a window to give it access to essentially see. Right? Wild. So we'll we'll we'll link that demo, in our newsletter as well, so make sure to sign up at your everydayai.com. But same thing there. Right? So this assistant, just like we saw in this demo video, was able to look at a website, read, understand, and talk with the user, and talk them through it, add an item to their cart, kinda wild. Similarly, in the demo of Minecraft, right, it's able to see and it says, oh, these guys are after you. You know, you can either run away this way or you can quickly turn around and, you know, build blocks up to to get out of their path.

Jordan Wilson [00:30:28]:
Right? To be able to see, react, and offer advice in real time, this is what I think is the future of how we work. Right? And I've been saying this. This isn't new. Right? I'm not just parroting back some marketing message from Microsoft or OpenAI. You know, I've been saying this now for 7, 8, 9 months. Right? That we are all going to have a personal AI assistant that is going to help us in every aspect of our work. And this is it right here. Right? I cannot understate how big this piece is, how this new Copilot and with the GPT 4 o, integration being able to essentially see anything that you give it access to, and it can look, it can react, it can process, it can give you advice in real time.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:15]:
I mean, that's huge y'all. Like, think of all the times that you wish. Right? Oh, man. I wish I had, you know, a mentor to help me along with this project, or, hey. I wish I could ask my director, you know, these 10 questions, but I'd feel silly. I'd feel dumb. I'd feel like, you know, that they would judge me that, you know, I wasn't prepared enough. Right? I think there are so many times that we wish we had someone smarter kind of working over our shoulder.

Jordan Wilson [00:31:41]:
That we all do. Right? So, yes, this is, you know, g p t four o technology. Yes. We also saw, an announcement of this from from Google as well with their project Astra, But here we are in the new version of Copilot out of the box. The ability to, you know, essentially launch the Copilot app, click on anything you want to give it access to, and then it can see, it can understand, it can reason, and you can talk to it in real time, low latency. I mean, y'all, this is, I think, the original premise of when Microsoft announced Copilot, you know, a a year ago. You know, I don't think it was there yet, but I mean, this does change how we not just interact with AI systems, but this changes how we work. Right? Yeah.

Jordan Wilson [00:32:29]:
It's I I I do think this is the future where you are just going to you know, if you walk into a a co working space or a library or something, you know, normally, you might see someone kind of zoned in with headphones, you know, working silently. I think in the future, it's just gonna be people talking. Right? People are gonna be talking into their computers, you know, giving them access. Here's this code I'm writing. Here's this spreadsheet. I can't figure out this this programming piece. You you know, here's a a sales deck. You know, I'm going on a on a call.

Jordan Wilson [00:32:59]:
You know, how should I focus on this type of client? What should I be telling them? Right? Like, we are all going to have the power of the world literally one click, one conversation away to help us on anything instantly. Pretty impressive future. Alright. Let's keep this going. Our our last 2 here. So number 2, Microsoft may bring us our first mainstream AI agents. So AI agents aren't necessarily anything new. Right? So we've heard, you know, recent announcements from Google, from Meta, and there's from a a lot of other, you know, companies.

Jordan Wilson [00:33:41]:
Right? Like, there's Devon that's kind of a more for coding AI agent or assistant. You know, Langchain, has been around and been popular in the developer community for, many months. But this might be the, I think, the most mainstream and the first big mainstream play of AI agents. So, yesterday at the build conference, Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella, kind of walked everyone through kind of this what what he called the new Copilot stack. So, essentially, you have your personal Copilot, you have your team's Copilot, Copilot team. So I'm gonna talk about that here in a second, as well as agents. Okay. So let's first talk a little bit about Copilot team.

Jordan Wilson [00:34:29]:
Okay? So not only do you have this new agent, capability, but the team capability as well. So it's a essentially, an employee, quote, unquote, that you can bring anywhere. So we saw this same, this same concept, from Google last week where you are literally, assigning, like, an AI agent as a actual coworker. Right? Like, you're giving them a seat. You're giving them access to, you know, certain files just like you would like a remote employee. And we're seeing the same thing here, with copilot teams. So, you know, in the example that they showed at the conference, you know, literally it's admitting Copilot into your team's meeting. Right? Giving it access to certain files.

Jordan Wilson [00:35:13]:
You know, when you're chatting in teams, you can chat with them. Right? And they have access to all of that knowledge and all of the documents that you give them access to. So pretty big on the team side, but also on the agents. Right? So there's not a lot of, there's not a lot of information out about it yet. But I do believe that this is going to be one of the more popular features, along with recall. But, essentially, from what little we know, the ability now within Copilot Studio to essentially go customize a Copilot, you know, where you can essentially I won't say fine tune it, but you can kind of tweak its capabilities, give it certain knowledge, and then call on it, at any point. So think of, you know, a lot of times when you go into a chat GPT or a Gemini or a Claude, right, you're you're just kind of working with this base model. So the way that I would say this agents is think of it more of like a custom g p t that you can build.

Jordan Wilson [00:36:13]:
Right? And you can obviously do that within Copilot, but then one that can actually help perform actions on your behalf. Right? So let's just say as an example, you can kind of customize, a Copilot agent that is going to always attend your team's meetings, and then it's going to type up a recap, and it's going to, you know, create a quick slide presentation and then type up an email in Outlook. Right? So you can essentially customize those agent functionalities. So kind of create it, specialize for what you want it to do, and then deploy it at scale. Right? So have it act as a team member, but you can customize its capabilities and what it should be doing. So extremely powerful. Right? Especially when you think, right, I always tell people, hey. How do you start using generative AI at your company? You know, I say, what are the most manual kind of not like low knowledge, but, you know, what are those most manual low hanging fruit tasks that you do on a repetitive basis? Right? And then you should be building simple workflows, that help you, you know, let's say that process that I said.

Jordan Wilson [00:37:20]:
Let's say you're a a project manager and you're attending a team's meeting and then you're making a quick, you know, 10 slide recap. Let's say it's a huge, you know, all hands, meeting where 100 or thousands of employees attend. So then you kind of, you know, you take notes, you create a little, little document, little slide, and then you email it out to everyone. Let's just just say as an example along with a, you know, a link to the recap where people can watch. Maybe that process takes you 5, 6, 7, 8 hours. Maybe that's the majority of your job. Right? Now you can build, essentially a customized Copilot agent that, you know, it might not do it perfectly every time, but it might get you at 90% of the way there within a couple of minutes. Right? So that's why I think this new version of Copilot is extremely enticing.

Jordan Wilson [00:38:08]:
Right? Especially, we don't even know what's going to be coming, to Apple and and and to Mac here in June, But I do think that this co Microsoft's CoPilot Studio and kind of this new CoPilot stack between personal team and agents, man, I mean, this is if you're not already looking at Windows, looking at Microsoft, you know, let's just say your organization is is all in on on Mac, all in on Apple. This makes it tough. I mean, yeah, we'll see what Apple announces at their WWDC events here, I believe, you you know, the 2nd week of June, but it's gonna be tough. It's gonna be tough, I think. Right? For for for companies, for enterprise companies, if they are Mac, it's gonna be hard to justify sticking with that eco, system much longer if my if if, Apple doesn't completely blow something out of the water, here, with their next announcement. Which brings me to our last one. Number 5, here we go. Speaking of that, kind of a hot take here.

Jordan Wilson [00:39:16]:
Right? I had a recorded show yesterday, so I didn't get the full hot take Tuesday, but I'm gonna bring it right here. I think Microsoft is fighting the wrong battle, and they have been for years. But I only think now it is evident once we have seen just how far ahead they are of everyone else, when it comes to their generative AI and large language model capabilities within their operating system, within their suite of products. You know, so what we saw a lot in the, developer conference, so the the Microsoft build conference, we saw a lot of this. We saw a lot of, you know, a lot of time and effort and energy go into the marketing of, you know, hey. This new Copilot Plus PC. So looking at the new service laptop and, you know, this Copilot Plus that runs models locally versus the newest MacBook Air. And you know what? It it it got me thinking.

Jordan Wilson [00:40:17]:
I think Microsoft has been doing it wrong for a while, if I'm being honest. Right? They're trying to say, you know, our surface laptop is better, is more capable, is more powerful than a MacBook Air. Yeah. Yeah. Duh. You you know, I'd like I don't understand this stance from Microsoft. Right? If I was Microsoft, I would have been trying so hard over the last couple of years. Is it too late now? Maybe.

Jordan Wilson [00:40:53]:
I would have been trying so hard over the last couple years to convince companies, individuals, everyone to untether from the Apple ecosystem. And I would have been if I was Microsoft, I would have been paying so much more attention, marketing dollars, everything else about, hey, how you can still pair an Apple, you know, an iPhone, and how you can still integrate it into the Windows ecosystem, into Microsoft. Right? I'm not a Microsoft user. I used to actually build PCs back when I was a teenager. I was actually a Microsoft certified professional, like, I don't know, 22 years ago. But I don't think that they put in enough effort. I think that they've Microsoft has really just been able to build products and software in a silo, completely neglecting, you know, any capability, any functionality for people who are using iPhones. Right? That's the thing right now.

Jordan Wilson [00:41:53]:
There's there's no comparison for the iPhone. And I I think of even myself and how I work. Right? I mean, I'm probably on the extreme side of this. So I'm I have an Apple iPhone. I have a Mac. I have a a watch. Right? Like, I I have all the Apple stuff, and I use it because it all works so seamlessly together. And I know that if you are in kind of the the the Windows, ecosystem, you get that functionality as well.

Jordan Wilson [00:42:18]:
But here's the reality. IPhone and Apple are not using mark are are not losing market share anytime soon. So I think Microsoft is spending all of this, all of their marketing dollars trying to compare, you know, hey. Our Surface laptop is better than the MacBook Air. Yeah. Duh. It's not even close right now. Right? Because right now, Microsoft has had a year plus head start, on everything generative AI versus Apple.

Jordan Wilson [00:42:46]:
Right? Apple, their announcement in June, presumably, they're going to be working with OpenAI. Guess what? Microsoft is light years ahead. So I I I think even the absolute best case scenario for what app whatever Apple announces here in June, the absolute best case scenario. Right? Like, we've seen reports of, like, oh, it's gonna help, you know, summarize your text messages, which I would love. You know, summarize web pages in Safari. Great. Right? But absolute best case, for for Apple and for Macs, you know, looking at the the end of 2024, is there a year behind? They're a year behind where PCs are, especially when you look at the new, kind of Copilot Plus PCs. Y'all, if I was Microsoft, I wouldn't be fighting that battle.

Jordan Wilson [00:43:35]:
I would be I would be spending more and more time trying to develop new solutions that make it easier for people with iPhones to essentially work on a PC. Period. That's the wrong battle. Is it even possible? I don't know. I know Apple and and Mac, you know, all of their, you know, software programs are very proprietary. It's it's hard to, you know, you talk about, like, blue tax versus green tax. Right? But I think Microsoft is fighting the wrong battle here. You saw this over and over and over again, all these comparisons to, you know, the the copilot PC plus versus, you know, MacBook Air.

Jordan Wilson [00:44:10]:
It's like, oh, okay. That does nothing. That does nothing. I think what Microsoft has to do or what they should have been doing for the last couple of years, maybe it's too little too late, is convince iPhone users to untether untether from the Apple ecosystem. Hey. If you have an iPhone, here's here's how you can still work great on our devices. Right? Like an example is, you know, Google Photos. Right? That makes it easier for Apple users to get into this Google ecosystem of of software, of services.

Jordan Wilson [00:44:44]:
Right? Hey. Unlimited unlimited cloud storage of your Google Photos. What a great entryway into Google's suite and products. I don't think you see that from Microsoft. Right? I don't think you see it. Right? Like, why is there no, you know, all encompassing, way for iPhone users or for people who are, you know, kind of quote, unquote, I wouldn't even say it's stuck, but now I kinda feel stuck if I'm being honest. I kinda feel stuck in the Apple ecosystem, in the Mac e like right? And it's like I want all this, but everything I have, Right? I love being able to, as an example, text message from my computer, you you know, with people who just have Imessage, which you can't do right now, you know, on on the Windows side. So I do think that in the build conference, Microsoft spent so much time, you know, essentially fighting a battle that I think anyone who can can read, anyone who can, decipher information, they already understand that they're winning.

Jordan Wilson [00:45:44]:
Right? The hardware's better. The software with generative AI with Copilot has the potential, if it works well, has the has the potential to be exponentially better. So I don't know why they are fighting a battle that I think they already won. Yeah. Like Rolando is saying, I love this. Said, sounds like Microsoft needs to watch Simon Sinek's TED talk. Start with why. Yeah.

Jordan Wilson [00:46:09]:
Why? Why are you comparing, yourself to MacBook Air? Makes no sense. Alright. So, to recap y'all, let's go ahead and recap the 5 things that I think you need to take away, the 5 things that matter, from this new, announcements from the build conference. Again, we're in day 2, of day 3, so it's wrapping up. But first and foremost, you know, kind of point number 5 is we are getting edge AI with Copilot Plus PC. Kind of the first big mainstream of bringing generative AI capabilities with large language models to the desktop, bringing it online off the cloud to the device. Number 4, recall, which I think is a game changing feature for how we work essentially like Internet history, but for everything that is happening on your computer. Number 3 is just a much more powerful copilot with gpt4o capabilities and the ability to kind of act with an agent in real time on no matter what you're working on with one click.

Jordan Wilson [00:47:14]:
AI agents and copilot studio, is our second to last one there. Just just being able to build your own copilots, to and then to bring in this agent capabilities, which we've seen announcements, but, you know, Microsoft, a a lot of these features are, reportedly gonna be rolling out June 18th. They could be the first major player in the AI agent space. And then last but not least, number 1, I think Microsoft is just fighting the wrong battle. I think they are so far ahead, yet they are still obsessed with just comparing, you know, apples to apples. I think they're fighting the wrong battle. They should be fighting to get iPhone users into, the the Microsoft Windows and Copilot PC ecosystem of products and services. I think they're fighting the wrong battle.

Jordan Wilson [00:48:02]:
They're so far ahead. Alright. That is it for today. I know a longer show. There was a lot here. If this was helpful, I'd appreciate it if you're listening on the podcast. Please leave us a review and rating. We come to you guys live almost every single day.

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