Microsoft Edge puts an AI ‘copilot’ in your browser
Microsoft Edge puts an AI ‘Copilot’ in your Browser — Exciting or Terrifying?
We’ve all been there: browsing the internet, aimlessly clicking from website to website, hoping to find the answers to our burning questions. However, with Microsoft’s new AI “Copilot” feature, Edge users now have the ability to do a lot more than just aimless browsing. It’s like having a personal assistant right in your browser!
What is the Edge Copilot?
The Edge Copilot is an artificial intelligence (AI) assistant that is integrated right into the Microsoft Edge browser. It uses AI technology to help users easily do things like search the web, fill out web forms, and more.
How Does it Work?
Basically, the Edge Copilot will detect when you’re stuck on a website and suggest options to help you move forward. For example, if you’re filling out a form and get stuck on a particular field, the Copilot will suggest options for you. It can also help you navigate more difficult websites, provide you with search results for your queries, and more.
Exciting or Terrifying?
The Edge Copilot feature is definitely a game-changer for browsers. On the one hand, it’s exciting to think about having a helpful assistant right inside your browser, but on the other hand, it can be a bit intimidating. We’ve all heard stories about robots taking over the world and the like, after all.
That said, Microsoft has done their best to make the Edge Copilot experience as secure and private as possible. You can customize your privacy and data settings to your liking, as well as turn the feature off at any time.
So Should You Try it Out?
Ultimately, whether you should use the Edge Copilot feature is up to you. It is certainly a powerful tool that can be helpful in many scenarios. Here are a few pros and cons to consider before jumping in:
- Save time by using AI to automate mundane tasks
- Can be helpful when navigating more difficult websites
- Secure and private, with customizable settings
- Might feel a little “creepy” to have a computer do your work for you
- You might not ever completely trust the AI
- Could be intrusive if not properly configured
At the end of the day, the Edge Copilot feature is entirely optional and offers something truly unique to the browsing experience. So if you feel comfortable giving it a try, go ahead and get a taste of having an AI “copilot” right alongside you as you traverse the web. Who knows where it will take you!