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Microsoft plans to add AI capabilities into every product

CEO of Xbox maker Satya Nadella believes AI products are needed to boost human productivity, drive economic growth

Microsoft plans to incorporate artificial intelligence products from ChatGPT and Dall-E 2 maker OpenAI in all of its products, CEO Satya Nadella said in a panel interview with the Wall Street Journal at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland today.

"We will incorporate this in our own applications, so you can fully expect us to obviously [use AI]," Nadella said. "Every product of Microsoft will have some of the same AI capabilities to completely transform the product."

Nadella did not mention the Xbox business or give specific examples of how AI would be used in Microsoft's other efforts.

Nadella mentioned using AI throughout its products as the third part of the company's plan to commercialize its early investment in OpenAI.

The first way was to make access to OpenAI's tools available through its Azure cloud-computing platform, with the second being to make OpenAI's foundational models available as platforms so any entity in any industry can build on them.

Nadella said AI tools like ChatGPT and Dall-E 2 will boost human productivity, increasing economic growth and raising wages for low-income jobs. He pointed to software developers using AI tools to auto-generate cope snippets as an example of AI that would boost productivity rather than cost jobs.

"The best way to prepare for it is not to bet against this technology, and this technology helping you in your job and your business process," Nadella said.

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