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16th December 2023

Microsoft 365 Copilot: Empowering Users with Responsible AI

Lenny Wood

Welcome back to the final part of our series on Microsoft 365 Copilot!

In our previous posts, we explored the various ways Copilot enhances productivity and collaboration in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and Microsoft Viva.

Today, we’ll dive into the responsible AI principles and ethical guidelines that guide Copilot’s development and usage and how you can add this powerful new tool to your business.


The responsible use of AI

At Microsoft, responsible AI is a fundamental principle that drives the design, development, and deployment of AI technologies. Microsoft 365 Copilot is built with several core principles in mind to ensure it aligns with ethical considerations and empowers users responsibly.

  • Transparency: Microsoft is committed to being transparent about the capabilities and limitations of Copilot. While Copilot provides suggestions and assistance, it’s important to understand that it’s a tool designed to augment human intelligence, not replace it. Users should remain in control of their work and decisions, using Copilot as a supportive companion.
  • Privacy and Security: Protecting user privacy and data security is paramount. Microsoft adheres to stringent privacy and security standards to safeguard user information. Copilot is designed to respect user privacy and comply with relevant regulations and policies.
  • Fairness and Inclusion: Microsoft is dedicated to creating AI technologies that are fair, unbiased, and inclusive. Copilot undergoes rigorous testing and evaluation to mitigate any potential biases and ensure it provides unbiased assistance to users across diverse backgrounds and perspectives.
  • Accountability and Human Oversight: Microsoft recognizes the importance of human oversight in AI systems. Copilot is continuously monitored and improved by a team of experts who ensure that it adheres to ethical guidelines and aligns with user expectations. User feedback and input play a crucial role in shaping the future development of Copilot.
  • User Empowerment and Control: Microsoft believes in empowering users and providing them with control over their AI experiences. Copilot is designed to be customizable and adaptable, allowing users to set their preferences and make informed decisions about the level of assistance they desire.

A tool you can trust

These AI principles guide the ongoing development and deployment of Microsoft 365 Copilot, ensuring that it remains a trusted and valuable tool for users across various domains and industries.

As Copilot continues to evolve, Microsoft is actively seeking user feedback and input to shape its future direction. User feedback helps Microsoft understand user needs, identify potential limitations or challenges, and improve the capabilities and user experience of Copilot.

Microsoft 365 Copilot is revolutionising the way we work and collaborate by combining the power of large language models with the familiar Microsoft 365 suite. It unleashes creativity, enhances productivity, and enables seamless collaboration across Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Teams, and Microsoft Viva.

With responsible AI principles at its core, Copilot is designed to be a trusted companion that empowers users while respecting privacy, ensuring fairness, and providing transparency.


How can I add Microsoft 365 Copilot to my business?

To access the power of Copilot you will need to have either a Microsoft 365 Business Standard or Microsoft 365 Business Premium account. As a Microsoft-preferred supplier, Devices for Teams can provide these services alongside industry-leading product support.


We hope this series has given you a comprehensive understanding of the incredible capabilities and potential of Microsoft 365 Copilot.

Embrace this exciting new era of AI-powered productivity and collaboration, and unlock your full potential with Copilot by your side.

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