Generative AI comes to Office: What it means (and who’s at risk)on March 17, 2023 at 10:59 Computerworld

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(Microsoft is a client of the author.)

Microsoft has unveiled its ‘Copilot’ generative AI for Office and I believe it is as big a game changer as the launch of Windows (and I was the launch analyst for Windows when I started my career).

With any advance like this, there is always an impact on employment, performance, and the trajectory of the related work. In thinking about generative AI, the third segment of the movie Fantasia — The Sorcerer’s Apprentice — comes to mind. It dramatizes what can happen when someone gets an incredible power, but doesn’t know how to use it properly and lands in an ocean of trouble. The most important part of using a force-multiplier tool like generative AI is to learn how to use it well and responsibly.

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