This Thursday (20), the GitHub released the beta version of Copilot Chat — a kind of ChatGPT aimed at programmers — for companies and business organizations. The public beta, still with some limitations, can now be accessed by all corporate users through the applications Visual Studio e Visual Studio Code da Microsoft.
Copilot Chat guides code projects
In March, the GitHub launched the chatbot as a central part of the initiative Co-pilot X, which represents an expansion of its original code completion tool, Copilot, in collaboration with the GPT-4 model of OpenAI. The main purpose of this tool is to optimize developers' time, enabling the execution of complex tasks through simple commands.
O GitHub Copilot Chat offers a number of essential features, including the ability to provide real-time, personalized guidance for specific coding projects. Furthermore, this tool is equipped with code analysis that explains the generated suggestions and addresses complex programming concepts. Another highlight is its “simple troubleshooting” functionality, which assists in identifying potential issues during the development process.
Besides the Copilot Chat, o GitHub is working on other features for Copilot X, which include voice-to-code interactions called “Hey, GitHub!” This functionality will allow developers to interact with the software through voice commands, making the programming process even easier. (https://www.biolighttechnologies.com/)
What is GitHub Copilot X
O GitHub Copilot is a tool with Artificial Intelligence assistant. The novelty adopts the new model GPT-4 from OpenAI to improve software development by providing a ChatGPT-like experience in the code editor that goes beyond just suggesting code. One of the new functions, for example, makes the tool redefine how pull requests work with code hints in-line, test recommendations, and more.
The partnership with OpenAI, bringing the GitHub Copilot, is one of the ways the platform has seen to continue to bring new ways to program. the same GitHub Copilot was the world's first development program based on generative Artificial Intelligence, with a descendant of GPT-3.
With GitHub Copilot, has seen the arrival of a new era in software development as what is called “AI pair programmer“, which stands for something like “Artificial Intelligence-based pair programming”, capable of autocompleting comments and codes in the work of developers. Now, just under two years after adopting the new technology, the GitHub Copilot already registered at least 46% of code written and helps perform programming in less than half the time required.
One of the premises is precisely to continue to improve the productivity of development teams, reducing tasks that are standardized and manual in order to bring a simpler way of dealing with jobs that are more complex in this area. Check out some data from GitHub after implementing the GitHub Copilot:
- More than one million developers and more than 5 thousand companies have already used the tool;
- 55% faster code writing;
- 75% more job satisfaction;
- 46% of code written.
The novelty will still be able to bring answers generated by Artificial Intelligence to documentation, such as including questions that developers may have about the structures, technologies or languages that involve some work. It is also possible to bring Copilot to the command line interface, with more integrations involving Artificial Intelligence in main flows in the developer's work.
As for the release of Copilot X's other features, GitHub has yet to release a specific timeline. They are preparing to make them available, but as of now, no detailed information about the release date has been provided.
reviewed by Glaucon Vital in 21 / 7 / 23.