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Meet Copilot, the New Button on Your Keyboard That Does Everything for You

Have you ever wished that you had a magic button on your keyboard that could do anything you want? Well, your wish has come true, thanks to Microsoft. They have just announced a new update to their Windows keyboards: a Copilot key that lets you talk to their Artificial Intelligence (AI) assistant with one press. This is the biggest change to the Windows keyboard since they added the Windows key in 1994, and it shows how Microsoft wants to make your PC smarter and more personal.

What is it?

The Copilot key is a new button that you can use to chat with the Copilot in Windows, an Artificial Intelligence (AI) chatbot that can help you with all kinds of things, like searching the web, making documents, managing emails, and more. The Copilot key will be on many new Windows 11 PCs from Microsoft and their partners, including the upcoming Surface devices, starting from later this month.

Why have Microsoft done it?

According to Yusuf Mehdi, a big boss at Microsoft, the company wants to help people and businesses to adapt and thrive in the new age of AI, and the Copilot key is a key step in that direction. Mehdi said that in 2024, Microsoft will be bringing a big shift to a more personal and intelligent PC future where AI will be everywhere in Windows. He also said that the Copilot key is the first big change to the Windows PC keyboard in almost 30 years, and that they see this as another awesome moment in their journey.

How can it help you?

The Copilot key will give you a quick and easy way to:

  • Search the web with Copilot in Bing, which can give you relevant and personalised results, as well as tips and insights based on what you want and like.
  • Make and edit documents with Copilot for Microsoft 365, which can help you with writing, formatting, and working on Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook files, as well as give you feedback and suggestions to improve your content.
  • Copilot can help you open apps, change settings, manage notifications, and do common actions with natural language commands and questions.
  • Learn and have fun with Copilot in Windows, which can give you educational and entertaining content, such as quizzes, games, stories, jokes, and trivia, as well as answer your questions and give you information on various topics.

Pros and Cons.


  1. Innovation and Growth: Microsoft showcases leadership in AI, fostering growth in products like Windows 11, Microsoft 365, Bing, and Azure. The Copilot key opens new opportunities in education, entertainment, and health.
  2. User Engagement and Loyalty: Enhances user loyalty by providing a more personal and intelligent PC experience, fostering a deeper connection with Microsoft’s products and services.
  3. Ecosystem and Platform: Strengthens Microsoft’s ecosystem, attracting partners and developers to create diverse experiences. The Copilot key becomes a platform for delivering content and services, potentially generating revenue.


  1. User Adoption and Satisfaction: Users may need time to adapt to this new interaction method, and Microsoft must ensure the Copilot key offers a user-friendly and reliable experience.
  2. Privacy and Security: Collecting and processing user data for personalised services raises privacy concerns. Microsoft must prioritise privacy and security, ensuring users have control over their data.
  3. Competition and Differentiation: Faces competition from other AI assistants, requiring Microsoft to emphasise unique features and advantages, leveraging integration with Windows, Microsoft 365, and a robust ecosystem.

Microsoft’s new Copilot key is a game-changing update to their Windows keyboards, and it will change the way you use your PC. The Copilot key will also show Microsoft’s vision of a more personal and intelligent PC future, where AI will be everywhere in Windows, from the system, to the chip, to the hardware.

What are your thoughts? Will you use it? Will it benefit you or your business?  We would love to hear from you.

If you want to learn more about the Copilot key, you can visit this link for more information.

Simon Bignell


PepNet Technologies