VentureBeat May 24, 2023
Sharon Goldman

Microsoft is racing to extend its AI-powered app ecosystem: At Build yesterday, the company announced it is expanding its Copilot applications and adopting the same standard for plugins (that interact with APIs from other software and services) as its partner OpenAI introduced for ChatGPT. This allows developers to build plugins that work across ChatGPT, Bing Chat, Dynamics 365 Copilot, Microsoft 365 Copilot and the new Windows Copilot.

But this is no easy win for Microsoft, say experts. After all, Google announced at I/O that Bard will soon be compatible with additional apps and services, both from Google — including Docs, Drive, Gmail and Maps — and from third-party partners like Adobe Firefly.

“Because we are talking about APIs and not...

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