Windows Copilot might be the biggest change Microsoft has ever made to its long-running OS

Clippy, that helpful paperclip sprite that looked at your work in Microsoft Word and did its best to help you, has never been so smart, or even so deeply integrated with Microsoft’s popular computing platform.

Now imagine if Clippy were to get a brain and body transplant that would make him a true genius and then plug him into the deepest parts of Windows 11. That’s Windows Copilot, one of the big reveals at Microsoft’s 2023 Surface Event.