Microsoft integrates artificial intelligence into Office
In informed source stated that Microsoft will provide Office users with a text writing service by integrating artificial intelligence technology into its pioneering program.
According to the source who spoke to “The Information” website, “Microsoft” will employ artificial intelligence technology from the “Open AI” non-profit laboratory for artificial intelligence in San Francisco, in “Word”, “Outlook” and “Power Point” programs.
AI is finally becoming more prevalent in creative fields over time, thanks to Stable Diffusion, a machine learning model that converts text into speech that can be used to create digital artwork. For example, typing something like “monkey riding a bike wearing a hat” will generate that image.
Microsoft is considering using the same technology to help its customers place text on a page or presentation. The new artificial intelligence feature will give users the ability to automatically create the texts of emails and various literature, based on some instructions that the user enters in the form of keywords, which include the “tone” to be used in the text.
In 2019, Microsoft invested about $1 billion in the OPI lab, with the aim of working on new technologies for its products. Since then, no developments have been announced in this area except for the announcement of the Copilot software utility last year.
News reports said that Microsoft may use OpenAI’s ChatGPT feature, which is very popular today, to present natural language search results in its Bing search engine, instead of a list of links.
And the company’s future plans, according to sources, may include integrating the same type of tools into the “Microsoft 365” suite of software. These tools include improving search results in Outlook email, integrating automatic replies into messages and recommendations for improving writing styles, and other programs such as chatbots.
In addition, experts at Check Point, a company specializing in cybersecurity, warned that there are indications that the recently popular artificial intelligence feature, ChatGPT, has begun to develop malicious tools.
Sergey Shekevich, Director of the Threat Intelligence Group at Check Point Software, told Al-Bayan that cybercriminals are strongly attracted to ChatGPT. We are seeing evidence of hackers starting to use it to write malicious code.
ChatGPT has the potential to speed up the process for hackers by giving them a good starting point. Just as ChatGPT can be used to help developers write code, it can also be used for malicious purposes.
Although the tools we analyze in the report are rudimentary, it is only a matter of time until more advanced players enhance their use of AI-based tools. We at Check Point Software will continue to investigate cybercrime related to this AI tool in the coming weeks.