Integrating AI Into Business


Bp is one of the first companies globally to act as a launch partner for the 'intelligent AI assistant'. Bp will be able to roll out access at scale across a substantial part of its global workforce from early 2024.

Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a cloud-based service that integrates with the Microsoft 365 ecosystem. The service uses artificial intelligence and natural language processing to automate daily tasks like writing emails and managing inboxes.

Using Copilot's capabilities for Microsoft 365, bp can help employees boost productivity, upskill, enhance business performance and support innovation. Bp may also offer insights that may help shape the future functionality of the product.

Leigh-Ann Russell, bp's EVP of innovation and engineering, said this collaboration with Copilot for Microsoft 365 is a significant step in bp's digital transformation. Leveraging the latest developments in AI-powered workplace solutions allows bp to transform how work gets done.

"Our ambition is to empower our people to spend more time on innovation and the problem-solving that will help make the energy transition a success," said Russell.

"Bp has been using AI safely and responsibly in our operations for several years. Extending our work with a trusted partner such as Microsoft means that bp is one of the companies at the forefront of the global deployment of this tool."

Clare Barclay, CEO of Microsoft UK, stated that Copilot for Microsoft 365 will help thousands of employees unlock creativity and allow them to focus on what matters: problem-solving, innovation and accelerating the energy transition. He continued that Microsoft UK supports bp as it puts this transformational technology in the hands of its people.