The AI frenzy has swept over the IT sector, and Microsoft Paint will be the latest software to join the party.
Microsoft Aggressively Looking
According to a Windows Central story, Microsoft is aggressively looking into ways to incorporate AI-driven functionalities into the Windows 11 edition of the app.
These additions could include features like producing a canvas from a text prompt.
Insiders familiar with the situation have told Windows Central that the AI component will use the same technology that powers Bing’s Image Creator.
This particular programme may create an image based purely on a description provided.
There is a button labelled “Magic Paint,” which is accompanied with a sidebar that allows you to provide a description of an image in order to generate it.
Obviously, the created image may then be copied to your canvas, allowing for additional modifications. However, it is too early to discuss the procedure in detail.
Aside from Paint, Microsoft intends to incorporate AI capabilities into other products such as Photos, the Camera app, and the Snipping Tool.
In the context of Photos, this may mean creating a new feature that allows individuals or things within a shot to be identified. This identification could then make cutting and pasting them into different regions easier.
Microsoft is apparently exploring incorporating optical character recognition (OCR) technology into both the Snipping Tool and the Camera app. With the addition of OCR, any app will be able to recognise text in images or screenshots.
While it is unclear whether Microsoft will eventually implement these changes, the notion is not surprising given the company’s recent release of a slew of AI products.
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