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
- AI learns from your rejections and becomes more powerful over time
- Update: Free for or verified students and maintainers of popular open-source projects
- Update:available to all developers for $10 USD/month or $100 USD/year
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.
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)
- Tabnine (Supports over 30 languages in 15 IDEs)
Github Copilot + StackOverflow = Your Code is Ready
Use Machine Learning algorithm to help coders code faster? Brilliant What’s your thoughts?