• April 25, 2024

Open AI’s Chat GPT has thrust generative AI technology to the forefront of the general public’s consciousness in a way that has made it much easier for lay people to grasp. Businesses are jockeying to be among the first in various verticals to capitalize on the mainstream media attention it has received, gearing their marketing efforts to leverage audiences’ familiarity with Chat GPT specifically. RPA and other automation-related providers are part of the movement, and Microsoft has leveraged its official partnership with Open AI to join that group.

In January, Microsoft said it would deploy OpenAI’s models across its consumer and enterprise products and introduce new kinds of digital experiences built on the technology. Recently, the company announced two new ways it is leveraging the partnership, building on capabilities it introduced to Power Automate in October enabling users to create and design workflows from simple sentences.

Microsoft said Copilot in Power Automate will enable open-ended AI-driven conversations in which users can describe workflows the system will create and then improve with additional conversation.

“As you build, you’ll be able to ask questions and get assistance making improvements and changes,” the company said, announcing the technology. “You won’t need any special knowledge of how Power Automate works – simply by using natural language you’ll be able to build and enhance everything from a simple flow to a complex, robust enterprise-wide process.”

There is also a new AI Builder in Power Automate for Desktop called Create text with GPT. The Seattle-are software giant said the new feature will make it possible to automate content creation, gathering feedback from customer service or extract information from documents by describing the action rather than coding.

Microsoft is inviting customers to begin using generative AI by signing up for the preview here.