Microsoft introduced Windows Copilot with much pomp and hype, but is it really an intelligent AI assistant to help you with everyday Windows tasks? Turns out, it's just another AI chatbot like Edge Copilot with few system integrations. Microsoft decided to replace Cortana with Windows Copilot, but there is close to zero feature parity and feels like a downgrade. Windows Copilot should embrace vision models to perform system actions locally like composing emails, interacting with various files, setting alarms, tweaking system settings, and more.
Microsoft introduced a Copilot key, bringing forward the most significant change to Windows keyboards in a long time. However, many debated on whether or not it will be a hardware requirement. Now, Microsoft has revealed that while it does have a recommendation for where the Copilot key should be, manufacturers are free to choose where they want to implement it. It is also not a mandatory hardware requirement to have the Copilot key.
Microsoft has confirmed that it's adding a new Copilot key on the Windows keyboard. It will be placed on the right side of the keyboard next to the Alt key, replacing the Menu key. New Windows 11 laptops with the Copilot button will start appearing later this month, and it will also be featured on upcoming Surface laptops.