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Microsoft has provided its PowerPoint with a number of updates and new features in the field of artificial intelligence (AI). For example, the software supplier launches Presenter Coach for PowerPoint. This new AI tool provides feedback while practicing a presentation on a computer.

The new coaching function provides real-time feedback on the pace and tells the user, for example, whether you use gender-inclusive language and how many keywords you use, as in principle. The function records the voice and then uses speech recognition to dissect the language. Also, Presenter Coach would remind users not to swear. In addition, the new coaching function also ensures that you not only read the dias during the presentation, but also actually present them, according to Tech Crunch.


At the end of the rehearsal session, PowerPoint displays a dashboard with a summary of the performance. Users are then given advice on which to focus in order to improve their skills. PowerPoints Presenter Coach is only enabled during a practice session. The optional function will be available for PowerPoint on the Internet later this summer. This function is not yet available on the Office 365 app.


Powerpoint is also equipped with a new visual jacket. For example, the new function Designer theme ideas has been added, which automatically recommends photos, styles and colours when writing a presentation. The feature is now available for Office 365 subscribers on Windows, Mac and the Internet.

In addition, with Designer for branded templates or brand templates, companies can define their brand guidelines and logos. Design Ideas takes personal guidelines and logos into account when proposing new designs by PowerPoint. This feature is now also available for users of Office 365 Insiders on Windows 10 and Mac.

Microsoft claims that since the launch of Designer in 2016, PowerPoint users have now created over 1 billion dias with the tool.

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