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ChatGPT and Generative AI Legal Research Guide

Introduction to Microsoft Copilot

What is Copilot and How Does It Work?

  • Microsoft Copilot Chat is a chatbot developed by Microsoft, which uses a large language model to generate responses to user input.
  • The chatbot is based on Microsoft's Azure Bot Service, which allows developers to create intelligent bots that can interact with users through natural language processing.
  • Like ChatGPT, Microsoft Copilot uses a large language model trained on massive amounts of data to predict the most likely next word or sequence of words in a given sentence based on its training data and information found by searching the internet.
  • Microsoft Copilot differs from ChatGPT-3.5 (the free version) because it has the ability to access current information by searching the internet when it cannot answer a question from its training data.

The process of searching the internet involves several steps:

  1. The chatbot analyzes the user's input to identify relevant keywords and phrases.
  2. It then formulates a search query using these keywords and searches the internet.
  3. The search engine returns a list of results, which the chatbot analyzes and selects the most relevant one to present to the user.
  4. The chatbot can also extract specific pieces of information from the search results, such as addresses, phone numbers, or reviews, and present them to the user in a structured format.