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BP Brings Generative AI Into the Office

The company has announced that it will be expanding the use of generative AI to assist its employees.

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BP is acting as a launch partner for the intelligent AI assistant Copilot for Microsoft 365, which the company says it will roll out at scale across a substantial part of its global workforce from early 2024.

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based service that integrates with the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. The service uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to automate a variety of daily tasks, such as writing emails and managing inboxes.

“This collaboration with Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a significant next step in BP’s digital transformation,” said Leigh-Ann Russell, BP’s executive vice president of innovation and engineering. “Leveraging the latest developments in AI-powered workplace solutions offers the opportunity for BP to transform how work gets done.”

With Copilot for Microsoft 365, BP said it hopes to help employees to boost productivity, upskill, enhance business performance, and support innovation.

“Copilot for Microsoft 365 will help thousands of employees unlock creativity and give them the ability to focus on what really matters: problem-solving, innovation, and accelerating the energy transition,” said Clare Barclay, CEO of Microsoft UK. “We’re supporting BP as it puts this transformational technology in the hands of its people.”