Microsoft’s AI assistant, Copilot, known for its integration in office applications, is branching out into the creative domain of music following a partnership with Suno, an AI music technology firm. This collaboration marks a new direction for Copilot, extending its AI capabilities beyond traditional productivity tasks.
Copilot is a cutting-edge tool designed to enhance productivity and creativity in the workplace. It integrates advanced AI capabilities into Microsoft’s suite of applications, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. The primary goal of Copilot is to streamline tasks, automate repetitive processes, and provide intelligent suggestions to users, thereby improving efficiency and workflow. Copilot (formerly known as Bing Chat and Bing Chat Enterprise) launched in preview in February. It became generally available at the start of this month.
Suno, recognized for its advancements in AI-driven music composition, brings its technology to Copilot’s user base. According to a Microsoft Bing blog post published yesterday, this partnership aims to simplify music creation, allowing users to generate complete songs, including lyrics and melodies, from basic text prompts. The collaboration is a significant step in making music composition more accessible to those without formal musical training.
The process for creating music with Copilot and Suno is straightforward:
- Users access the feature through Microsoft Edge by visiting copilot.microsoft.com and logging in with their Microsoft Account.
- The Suno plugin is activated or accessed via the Suno logo, prompting users to start their music creation journey.
- Users can then request Copilot to create a song with a simple instruction, like crafting a pop song about family adventures.
- The AI generates music, which users can listen to and share.
- Sharing options include social media and direct sharing with friends or colleagues.
This initiative by Microsoft and Suno could potentially reshape how music is created and consumed. By lowering the barrier to entry for music composition, the partnership could lead to a surge in user-generated content. The technology’s rollout started in the U.S. yesterday, with a gradual increase in availability expected.
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