Copilot with Corporate Data Protection is Now Open to Students

OTDI recently enabled Microsoft Copilot with commercial data protection, a secure version of the Copilot Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool that can be used by university faculty and staff - it is now also available to students.

Copilot is a chatbot that uses public online data to provide you with information. The main benefit of logging in with your Ohio State credentials to use Copilot with commercial data protection is additional security. In addition, when you log in conversations aren’t stored and Microsoft can’t access any customer data.

Screened shot of Copilot corporate data protections

The Administrative Resource Center has Copilot training materials to help you get started. You may note that Microsoft documentation references Copilot for Enterprise and Copilot for Microsoft 365 -- the information in these articles does not apply to Ohio State's Copilot service.

The use of generative artificial intelligence tools, like Copilot and ChatGPT, has increased rapidly over the past few years and will continue to grow. Ohio State policies regarding how AI tools can be utilized in our educational spaces will require ongoing updates as the technology evolves.

  • The Office of Academic Affairs has provided guidance about artificial intelligence and academic integrity.
  • Digital Security and Trust within the Office of Technology and Digital Innovation (OTDI) has released a security and privacy statement that offers guidance about the security and privacy of information AI tools collect, especially as it pertains to university data and use of institutional data. 

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