Panos Panay Microsoft Official

As we have seen in recent weeks, Microsoft is ready to invest in a major way into AI, mostly through its partnership with OpenAI. We are seeing that the company is looking to fold GPT AI into mainstream services including Office apps and Bing. It also seems Microsoft is now also going all-in on AI within Windows 11 and into Windows 12.

Panos Panay, Microsoft’s EVP & Chief Product Officer was speaking during AMD’s CES 2023 keynote last week. The event was focusing on AMD’s new AI engine that is baked into the Ryzen 7040 chipsets.

Panay explains how this chip series will help drive the AI future of both Windows 11 and heading into Windows 12:

“AI is the defining technology of our time, it’s like nothing I have ever seen before. It’s transforming industries, it’s improving our daily lives on many ways – some of it you see, some of it you don’t see -, and we are right now right this moment at an inflexion point. This is where computing from the cloud to the edge is becoming more and more intelligent, more personal, and it’s all done by harnessing the power of AI.

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.. now AMD is also at the forefront of AI technology, with Ryzen 7040 series, alongside Windows 11. It is our next step in this journey together.”

Looking Ahead

Panay offered some details of what the next generation of AI-driven Windows will be like. He says Microsoft will ramp up AI integration on the platform to make it a central part of the OS.

“AI is going to reinvent how you do everything on Windows, quite literally. Like these large generative models, think language models, code gen models, image models; these models are so powerful, so delightful, so useful, personal. But they are also very compute intensive, and so we haven’t been able to do this before. We have never seen these intense workloads at this scale before, and they’re right here. It’s gonna need an operating system that blurs the line between cloud and edge, and that’s what we are doing right now.”

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