Microsoft is adding an artificial intelligence-powered assistant to PowerPoint, to help improve people’s presentations. The new feature, dubbed Presenter Coach, will appear during a rehearsal mode for PowerPoint slides and offer feedback on your presentation skills by listening to audio from your computer’s microphone.
Presentations can often be stressful and makes one anxious, well now while preparing for one you can switch to rehearsal mode where the Presenter Coach helps you out. But don’t worry you won’t get any additional anxiety from pop-ups giving you tips on your public speaking skills during a real PowerPoint presentation. Microsoft is planning to add this new feature to PowerPoint on the web initially this summer, with it eventually making its way to PowerPoint on mobile and desktop at a later date.
If you use inappropriate language during a presentation it will suggest that you shouldn’t use profanity, and it will even highlight culturally insensitive phrases or alert you if you’re just lazily reading off the slides. PowerPoint will then generate a report with metrics about how well you’ve done in your rehearsal. Microsoft says it’s adding this feature because it has “received feedback from educators, students, and customers that people want an easy way to practice their presentations to improve their public speaking abilities.”
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