We are living in a day and age where technology is expanding rapidly on a day to day basis. One domain that has seen constant development is the programming development domain. Recently, GitHub and OpenAI, under its parent company Microsoft, introduced GitHub Copilot.
GitHub Copilot is an AI tool powered by OpenAI codex. It functions as a pair programmer. In other words, it makes use of artificial intelligence to help developers and programmers in writing code.
It is one among the first generation of AI programmers who will definitely play a big role in the developmental activities of the future. Other similar tools include Tabnine and Kite. The functionality of these tools is, more or less, equal to that of Copilot.
GitHub Copilot is currently under technical review. Its main function is that it makes recommendations to programmers while writing code. Microsoft has already implemented this tool as an extension in Visual Studio Code. It will soon be integrated into a commercial VS product.
GitHub Copilot has many features and functionalities which include :
- Converting comments to code
- Auto-filling for repetitive code
- Performing multiple tests
- Showing other code alternatives
As stated, new technology is being constantly developed to make our life easier. GitHub Copilot is a tool that, without doubt, will create ripples in the development domain.
some developers have got access to the copilot to evaluate.