Can Copilot do fact-checking? How do you do it?


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Yes, Microsoft Copilot can perform fact-checking. According to a [Computerworld article], Copilot can look up information for you, but it is often "confidently wrong" and will argue with you when it is wrong. Therefore, it is important to fact-check the information provided by Copilot. The same article also mentions that Copilot can perform complex multi-step web searches, answering a question that requires several searches and logic along the way. Additionally, according to a [Microsoft blog post]([object Object]), Copilot makes it clear how the system makes decisions by noting limitations, linking to sources, and prompting users to review, fact-check and adjust content based on subject-matter expertise. 

If you are interested in learning more about Copilot, I suggest checking out the [Computerworld article]([object Object]) and the [UNC Information Technology Services website]([object Object]). 

I hope this helps! 


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  • Last Updated Jan 17, 2024
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  • Answered By Peter Z McKay

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