The world of Copilot is evolving quickly… You take a couple of days of downtime over the Christmas break to find that Microsoft has launched a new Copilot app for Android which can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.
The Copilot app (which is essentially just the Copilot bits of the Bing App), allows users to interact with Copilot like they would with the standalone Open AI ChatGPT. It can be used to ask questions, get help with stuff, creating images using Bing’s Image Creator all from text (or voice) prompts.
Today, the app allows consumer users (you need to sign in with a Microsoft account) to access the app but doesn’t yet allow sign in from commercial Microsoft 365 accounts but presume this will be added in due course.
It is only available on Android today, but has the same functionality as the Bing app, so iOS users can still use that.
Copilot is powered by GPT-4 and DALLE 3, which provide fast, complex, and precise responses, as well as the ability to create breathtaking visuals from simple text descriptions.
Here’s some of the text-based things you can do with Copilot app:
- Draft emails or re-phrase pretty much any piece of text
- Create stories, scripts, plays, or game ideas.
- Summarise complex or long documents including PDFs.
- Translate documents of text from one language to another
- Proof-read documents and compare against a scoring document.
- Create personalised travel itineraries.
- Write and update CVs and more.
Here’s some of the image-based things you can do with the Copilot app:
- Create images, or complete pictures using text input.
- Leverage a different set of styles such as cartoon, photo realistic or pop-art
- Generate custom backgrounds images.
- Create logo designs for blogs or your new company ideas.
- Create illustrations for books.
- Create images for blogs, cards, eBooks or social media.
- Use or take a photo and have Copilot describe it create a new image based from it.
In the example below, I am using Copilot to create a new image from a photo of some batteries. You’ll see how Copilot also tries to be smart and give some valuable tips about battery disposal.
Getting the best from Copilot
Getting the best results from using Copilot (or any Generative Chat based AI tool), is all about the prompt (the instruction we use to ask Copilot what we want it to do).
Check out my blog and example videos on how to get the best from these tools.
You can download the app for Android -> here.