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Microsoft debuts ‘Copilot+’ PCs with AI features

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Microsoft (MSFT.O), opens new tab on Monday debuted a new category of personal computers with AI features as it rushes to build the emerging technology into products across its business and compete with Alphabet (GOOGL.O), opens new tab and Apple (AAPL.O), opens new tab. At an event on its campus in Redmond, Washington, Chief Executive Satya Nadella introduced what Microsoft calls “Copilot+” PCs, saying that it and a range of manufacturers would sell them, including Acer (2353.TW), opens new tab and Asustek Computer (2357.TW), opens new tab.

Able to handle more artificial-intelligence tasks without calling on cloud data centers, the new computers will start at $1,000 and begin shipping on June 18. The ability to crunch AI data directly on the computer lets Copilot+ include a feature called “Recall.” “Recall” tracks everything done on the computer, from Web browsing to voice chats, creating a history stored on the computer that the user can search when they need to remember something they did, even months later.