Microsoft has revealed plans to introduce a dedicated keyboard key for its Copilot AI on Windows 11 PCs, describing it as the first significant change to the Windows PC keyboard in nearly three decades.
The Copilot key, functioning similarly to the Windows key, will provide direct access to Microsoft’s AI assistant when pressed.
Microsoft sees the Copilot key as “another transformative moment in our journey with Windows, where Copilot will be the entry point into the world of AI on the PC.”
The company has announced that the Copilot key will be incorporated into new PCs scheduled for release later in 2024, with further details to be discussed during CES 2024 in Las Vegas.
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Additionally, it will be featured in upcoming versions of Surface devices. Symbolically, the introduction of this key signifies Microsoft’s vision of Copilot as a crucial element in Windows’ future, potentially suggesting a fusion of Copilot and the Start Menu. However, for now, Microsoft plans to implement gradual changes.