Microsoft now charge more for AI in office to secure bing from further leaks
The company said it would make a more secure version of its Bing search engine available immediately to businesses.
Microsoft on Tuesday said it would charge at least 53% more to access new artificial intelligence features in its widely used office software, in a glimpse at the windfall it hopes to reap from the technology.
The company also said it would make a more secure version of its Bing search engine available immediately to businesses.
Aiming to address their data-protection concerns, grow their interest in AI and compete more with Google.
At its virtual Inspire conference, the company said customers would pay $30 per user, per month for its AI copilot in Microsoft 365, which promises to draft emails in Outlook, pen documents in Word and make virtually all an employee’s data accessible via the prompt of a chatbot.
The voluntary upgrade is on top of publicly listed, monthly plans ranging from $12.50 per user to $57, meaning the copilot could triple costs for some Microsoft customers.
In an interview, Jared Spataro, its corporate vice president, said the tool would pay for itself through time savings and productivity gains.
The copilot summarizes Teams calls, for instance.