The online version of the text editor MS Word has received a new function based on the use of machine learning methods. This is a narrow-purpose artificial intelligence called “Ideas”, which does not so much check the compliance of the typed text with the rules, as “improves it”. Simply put, makes the text beautiful and concise.
AI Ideas was presented personally by Microsoft executive director Satya Nadella during the Microsoft Build developer conference. The main advantage of the service is that it can argue, substantiate its point of view and the desire to change a piece of text. The AI knows how to delve into the essence of what has been written and interpret it, which allows it to select more concise and understandable synonyms and build phrases.
To help AI readers, Ideas can analyze text, find key facts and theses, and decrypt abbreviations using the Microsoft Graph service. He can estimate in advance the time to read the text and its “usefulness”, and the connection of the Word Designer function expands the area of its application for working with tables. The first users have already noticed the similarity of the novelty with the capabilities of the paid add-on for Word called Grammarly.
Those who work with the Office 365 software product will be able to get acquainted with Ideas in June this year. All the rest will get access to AI not earlier than autumn.