Chief Executive Officer of GitHub, Nat Friedman, shared by a blog post that the platform launches a technical review of Co-pilot of GitHub, an AI-powered assistant designed to help people encrypt on the platform. GitHub Copilot adapts to the way you write code and helps you get the job done faster. It can offer complete lines of code or entire functions by analyzing how you encode. The AI assistant was developed in collaboration with OpenAI and is powered by OpenAI Codex, which is said to be much better than GPT-3 when it comes to code generation.
“It helps you quickly find alternative ways to solve problems, write tests, and explore new APIs without having to adjust annoyingly searching for answers on the Internet,” the publication said.
GitHub Copilot allows you to go through alternate suggestions and manually edit the suggested code. It then learns from the edits you make to match your coding style. It can use the context of the code you write and give you a suggestion to help you get the job done faster. You can also write a comment describing the logic of what you want to be encoded and GitHub Copilot will collect the code. It is said to work great with duplicate code models, so users can allow it to generate the rest of the code. The AI assistant can also help you learn a new programming language.
As mentioned, the GitHub Copilot preview has limited slots so that users can try and there is currently no release date for the final version.