GitHub Copilot – Your Next AI Coder

Will Copilot AI replace programmers? Yes, Github Copilot going to do this thing with help of OpenAI by using our already written billions lines of public code and our coding behavior.

What is Copilot?

GitHub Copilot is an AI-Powered tool from OpenAI which uses billions of lines of public code and helps developers to write code by suggesting code lines and even help full functions. here is the official demonstration from the GitHub Twitter account.

GitHub Copilot Features

  • Extends your coding experience
  • Your personal AI Programming partner
  • Copilot Only Available in Visual Studio Code right now
  • Github Copilot supports Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby, and Go programming languages
  • AI learns from your rejections and becomes more powerful over time

How Copilot Works?

Amazing tool, but how this pair programmer works? the technology behind copilot is also interesting as writing “Hello word with AI”.

GitHub Copilot uses a new language-generating algorithm by OpenAI called Codex

Codex algorithm has been trained on terabytes of public code which was directly pulled from GitHub and create machine learning model from our public source code and reading tones of code comments

At the end, code extension sends you an automated suggestion response from the extension service

Github Copilot’s Codex can generate up to 10 alternatives for single-question suggestions.

this tool learns from your code and your mistakes and suggestions approval and rejections and try best and improve Codex machine learning model

The resulting scenario of Copilot was 43% of the time, and the accuracy increased to 57% after 10 attempts.

Full work flow – Graph

Developers at GitHub have been using the Copilot feature all day while coding, and the majority of them are accepting suggestions and the experience was quite amazing said Gunnika Batra (GitHub Field Expert)

Currently, github-copilot available as a beta preview, you can register it by clicking here

Ownership of the AI Written Code

Who owns the rights of this AI-written code?

Github assigns rights to the person who writing code, because “Copilot-AI is a tool, like a Magic pencil” which indirectly means Microsoft doesn’t take any responsibility for your AI-generated code.

What is Copilot Alternatives?

Yes, there are two other tools in the market which provide the same features as Github Copilot (also available in major code editors)

  1. Tabnine (Supports over 30 languages in 15 IDEs)
  2. Kite
tabnine vs copilot
kite vs copilot

Github Copilot + StackOverflow = Your Code is Ready

Mike krieger
Mike Krieger 
– Co-founder, Instagram

“In the first day, GitHub Copilot already taught me about a nuance in Javascript object comparison and is as comfortable with our database schema as I am. This is the single most mind-blowing application of ML I’ve ever seen.”

Use Machine Learning algorithm to help coders code faster? Brilliant What’s your thoughts?

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1 thought on “GitHub Copilot – Your Next AI Coder”

  1. Speaks all the languages you love

    Well that’s great, but what about the ones I have to use to make a living?

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