Microsoft Introduces GitHub Copilot, an AI programmer that helps developers write better code

Benjamin Akhigbe

GitHub Copilot for Business

Microsoft announced yesterday that they are launching a technical preview of GitHub Copilot, an AI programmer that helps developers to write better code. GitHub Copilot helps a programmer to discover alternative ways to solve problems, write tests and explore new API tools very quickly without the need to search for answers on the internet. This way, the GitHub Copilot draws the context from the code a developer is working with, by suggesting whole lines or entire functions. As a developer writes the code, it adapts to the way the code has been written thus helping developers to complete projects faster.

The tool has been developed in collaboration with Microsoft funded OpenAI, which is powered by OpenAI Codex, which is an AI system crated by OpenAI. The AI system has a broad knowledge of how developers use code and is more capable than GPT-3 in code generation, according to OpenAI. GitHub Copilot works with a range set of frameworks and programming languages. The technical preview of GitHub Copilot works well with frameworks and programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, TypeScript, Ruby and go.

The number of spots for the technical preview is limited, so quickly sign up via GitHub Copilot page. You can learn more about the AI tool from GitHub Copilot page here.