Sales of personal computers have been declining for years, but executives at companies like Microsoft are optimistic that a new development could revive the market, according to CNN. Last week, Microsoft announced a new line of computers with built-in artificial intelligence that does not require an internet connection. These “Co-Pilot Plus PCs” operate on OpenAI’s new ChatGPT-4.0 technology.

ChatGPT-4.0, OpenAI’s latest attempt to create a full-fledged digital personal assistant, can engage in real-time spoken conversations and interact with text and visual inputs, such as images and screenshots. This advanced AI is now integrated into Microsoft’s new PCs, enhancing existing AI features like Co-Pilot, which assists with writing, scheduling, designing presentations, and managing emails.

According to CNN, these new PCs also include features like “Recall,” which allows users to quickly locate specific emails, photos, and websites, and a new translation service that provides real-time translation in over 40 languages directly on the device.

Microsoft executives hope these innovations will not only renew interest in PCs but also bring them closer to their goal of building computers that understand humans, rather than the other way around. CEO Satya Nadella expressed this sentiment at Microsoft’s annual developer conference earlier this month, stating, “I feel like we’re really close to that real breakthrough.”

Microsoft is not alone in this AI-driven computer initiative. Dell and Lenovo have also recently introduced AI-first computers. Moreover, Apple is expected to announce new AI-powered tools for its iPhone and Mac next month, potentially unveiling generative AI features and an AI-powered chatbot running on the same ChatGPT platform used by Microsoft’s new computers.

Despite the competition, Microsoft appears to be in a strong position due to its early adoption of integrating ChatGPT into its key products. This strategy seems to be paying off, as Microsoft reported quarterly profits of $21.9 billion last month, up from $18.3 billion the previous year. While the ultimate victor in the AI computer market remains to be seen, ChatGPT already appears to be a significant winner.