In 2023, Microsoft Edge and Bing users have actively engaged in more than 1.9 billion Copilot chats, marking a significant milestone for the Redmond-based tech giant. According to a recent blog post by Roger Capriotti, the General Manager of Browser and Search Marketing/Growth at Microsoft, these Copilot chats reached a staggering volume that rivaled the total number of websites on the internet in 2022.
Microsoft’s AI capabilities have also extended to creating over 1.8 billion AI-generated images, an astonishing figure that is approximately 1,800 times greater than the combined art collections of the Louvre and the Metropolitan Museum. This achievement underscores Microsoft’s commitment to advancing artificial intelligence and its practical applications.
Microsoft Edge stops 127M phishing attacks
Microsoft Edge, a popular web browser, demonstrated its prowess in cybersecurity by thwarting more than 127 million phishing attacks in 2023. This impressive feat translates to an average of four phishing attacks stopped every second throughout the entire year. Roger Capriotti emphasized the significance of this achievement in bolstering online security.
The benefits extended beyond secure browsing for users of the Edge browser in the United States. On average, online shoppers saved approximately $400 annually using Microsoft Edge, providing a tangible financial incentive to choose the browser.
Microsoft proudly declared that Edge users worldwide were collectively offered savings exceeding $4 billion. This vast sum highlights the browser’s ability to offer users lucrative discounts and deals while shopping online.
Gaming and entertainment on Microsoft Edge
Microsoft Edge was an entertaining hub for users, with gamers playing nearly 9,000 years’ worth of casual free games in 2023. This immense engagement equates to more than 4.7 billion minutes of gameplay since the introduction of this feature.
The popularity of the Edge surf game, “Surf City,” was astonishing, as more users played it daily than the entire population of Huntington Beach, California. This highlights the widespread appeal and engagement levels of Microsoft Edge’s gaming offerings.
In addition to immersive gameplay, Microsoft Edge rewarded gamers 148 million reward points. These points can be redeemed to cover the costs of 1,000 years of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate, underscoring Microsoft’s commitment to enhancing the gaming experience.
Microsoft’s Vision for AI and Innovation
Microsoft sees 2023 as a pivotal moment in harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) in our daily lives. Roger Capriotti believes that this era will be as transformative as the emergence of personal computers in the 1980s, the advent of the internet in the 1990s, the rise of mobile technology in the 2000s, and the growth of cloud computing in the 2010s.
In pursuit of innovation, Microsoft successfully balanced AI research and customer feedback in 2023. This approach has led to breakthroughs that have reimagined how we browse the internet and facilitated “truly magical experiences” for users.