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Team Copilot, AI Updates, Sam Altman Surprise

  • Microsoft’s Build 2024 keynote for developers happened on Tuesday.
  • CEO Satya Nadella gave updates on Microsoft’s generative AI products, like Copilot.
  • Major announcements included Team Copilot, GitHub Copilot extensions, a Khan Academy partnership, and a surprise Sam Altman interview.

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OpenAI and Google may have held the AI spotlight last week, but now it’s Microsoft’s turn.

The annual Microsoft Build developer conference keynote lasted over two hours on Tuesday, during which CEO Satya Nadella unveiled Microsoft’s latest generative AI offerings, including Copilot updates.

Copilot was the dominant theme, continuing what Microsoft started on Monday when it held a press event and unveiled its new Copilot+ PC lineup, which includes the AI-infused Surface Pro and Surface Laptop. Focusing on hardware announcements on Monday gave Microsoft plenty of airtime to focus on AI software and features during Tuesday’s keynote.

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Microsoft unveiled Team Copilot, bringing its AI agent to workplace chats and meetings within Microsoft Teams. Team Copilot is designed to be a “valuable member of the team” that helps people be more productive at work, according to Microsoft.

Other major announcements included GitHub Copilot extensions, a Khan Academy partnership to bring free AI tools to teachers in the US, and real-time intelligence capabilities coming to Microsoft’s AI analytics platform, Fabric. Microsoft also said it was “deepening” its partnership with Meta to bring volumetric Windows apps to the Quest headset, extending the apps into 3D space.

But the biggest surprise came at the end of the keynote when OpenAI CEO Sam Altman came to the stage to talk about GPT-4o and his advice to startup founders and developers. Microsoft has invested billions into OpenAI as its partner, and that means GPT-4o is directly integrated into Copilot and the Azure AI cloud suite.

Business Insider liveblogged the entire Build 2024 keynote so you can catch up on the highlights below.

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