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As already promised at its announcement event, Microsoft is adding the artificial intelligence-based image generator DALL-E to Bing: just type in the search box the image you want to create, and DALL-E will create it for you.
The feature is not yet publicly available, but only for search engine experimenters, but it is definitely on the way for all of us.
"By typing in a description of an image, and adding context such as location or activity and artistic style, the image creator will create an image for you from your imagination," says Yusuf Mehdi, Microsoft's director of consumer marketing.
Right now the add-on will only appear for "creative mode" on Bing, and over time it will be expanded to more users, Mehdi notes.
If you want to try the feature right now and you're not a registered tester, just go to: bing.com/create
Microsoft is also bringing the AI-based image creator to its Edge browser.
A new icon will appear in the sidebar, allowing you to create images directly from there.
In the meantime, Microsoft announced this week a new version of Office (now Microsoft 365), enhanced with artificial intelligence tools, under the name Copilot (co-pilot) which was integrated into all the tools of what used to be Office.
For example, in Word he will be able to write an initial draft for you to edit instead of you starting with a blank white page, in PowerPoint the artificial intelligence can crack your presentations, in Excel Copilot can analyze data for you and create impressive graphs in minutes, or in Outlook (and this really sounds like a useful feature) - The copilot can help you clear out your inbox quickly.
Microsoft also offers a platform for Copilot, to automate repetitive actions and more.
For those who work with Office tools, it sounds like a really exciting development - right now, like DALL E in Bing, it is also being tested with 20 selected customers of the company, and will be available to the rest of humanity later.