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Microsoft Windows and AI: The Dawn of a New Era in 2024

    2023 was a huge year for artificial intelligence (AI), with the hype surrounding AI technologies like GPT-4 reaching fever pitch. However, it is our belief here at McNair Media that this was just the beginning. As we step into 2024, the integration of AI into our daily tech is accelerating, and a prime example of this is the transformation occurring within the Microsoft Windows operating system.

    Introducing the AI PC

    The rumor is that the new Microsoft Surface devices will offer both upcoming Intel and Arm-based options. Microsoft’s Arm-based devices are expected to be powered by Qualcomm’s Snapdragon X chips, designed to run AI features efficiently. These devices, codenamed CADMUS, are poised to offer improved performance, battery life, and security, rivaling Apple’s silicon in their capabilities.

    These upcoming Surface Pro 10 and Surface Laptop 6 are rumored to include a next-generation neural processing unit (NPU), signifying a significant leap in the capabilities of these devices. This move isn’t just about raw power; it’s about integrating AI more deeply into the user experience.

    AI on Your Keyboard

    Microsoft a signaling the significant change in 2024 with the introduction of the Copilot key on Windows keyboards. This key represents the first major alteration to the Windows PC keyboard layout in nearly three decades. It’s a direct gateway to Microsoft’s AI-powered Windows Copilot experience, allowing for an immediate interaction with AI features.

    The Copilot key replaces the traditional menu key and is conveniently located next to the right-hand alt key. It’s designed to launch the Windows Copilot built into Windows 11, offering a ChatGPT-like chatbot that can handle queries and perform actions within Windows. This integration symbolizes Microsoft’s commitment to making AI an integral part of the computing experience.

    AI For All

    Developments like this are a big deal in our opinion. This democratization of AI technology holds immense promise, especially for small businesses. By streamlining back-office processes and offering efficient, AI-driven solutions, these developments can revolutionize how small businesses operate. They stand to gain from enhanced productivity, reduced operational costs, and improved decision-making capabilities. In essence, the integration of AI into everyday technology is not just a technological breakthrough; it’s a catalyst for empowering businesses of all sizes, leveling the playing field, and fostering innovation and growth in the global business landscape.


    Erik McNair

    Erik McNair is a digital marketing professional living in Arlington, OH. As co-owner of McNair Media, he has focused on developing and executing SEO and marketing strategies in a manner that supports the client’s consistent business growth and enhances brand equity and awareness. He attended and graduated from Georgia College & State University in Milledgeville GA with a degree in Mass Communications with a concentration in Telecommunications. He’s a certified Google Adwords, Google Analytics, and Bing Ads marketing professional. Outside of marketing, Mr. McNair is an avid technologist. He’s always running the latest software betas and testing out new and exciting products. He occasionally writes about thoughts on technology, but his main focus has been on growing and establishing McNair Media.