H Microsoft Apple announced this week that keyboards on future Windows PCs will feature a Copilot key for chatting with an AI-powered virtual assistant.
This is one of the most notable additions to the Windows keyboard since the Windows key was introduced in 1994 to bring up the menu.
Copilot on Windows leverages AI models from OpenAI, which Microsoft has invested billions in, leveraging and developing the popular chatbot ChatGPT.
The co-pilot can type customized text, compose emails, answer questions, create images and activate computer functions.
Microsoft has started offering Copilot on Windows 10 (the world's most popular operating system) and Windows 11 PCs.
In some cases, the Copilot key will replace the right Menu or Control key, a Microsoft representative explained to CNBC. On larger keyboards, there will be enough room for both the Copilot key and the right Control key.
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