Artificial intelligence-based chatbots became one of the biggest trends last year. Microsoft was probably the first company to integrate them into its products on a large scale. And soon it will be easier to list where the new Copilot is not present in Windows. But Microsoft is not stopping there, writes TheVerge.

In the near future, Copilot will get a separate button on the keyboards of Windows computers. This includes both Microsoft’s own Surface products and computers of the company’s partners. Microsoft is not commenting on which manufacturers will be among the first, but we are likely to see many options at CES 2024 in a week.

“Nearly 30 years ago, we introduced the Windows key to the PC keyboard that enabled people all over the world to interact with Windows,” says Yusuf Mehdi, executive vice president and consumer chief marketing officer at Microsoft. “We see this as another transformative moment in our journey with Windows where Copilot will be the entry point into the world of AI on the PC.”

Copilot will replace the old Menu key to the right of the Space bar. Many laptops, for example, no longer have this key, so the right Ctrl key is likely to be affected. By pressing the new button, the user will launch the Copilot chat window accordingly.

There is no information yet on additional interaction using combinations with other keys. And if Copilot doesn’t work in a certain country, the function of the new key will remain with Windows Search.