GitHub Launches an Upgraded AI Assistant for Developers, Copilot X, With GPT-4

IBL News | New York

The GitHub Copilot programming app, owned by Microsoft, is being upgraded to use OpenAI’s latest GPT-4 language model, as the owner company Microsoft announced yesterday.

In addition, GitHub is adding a chat and voice feature, so developers can give instructions or ask questions using their voice. It also brings Copilot to pull requests, the command line, and docs to answer questions on projects.

The new version, called Copilot X, can provide explanations of what segments of code are meant to do, create ways to test the code and propose fixes for bugs.

Developers can sign up for a waitlist to preview the new service.

“With AI available at every step, we can fundamentally redefine developer productivity; we are reducing boilerplate and manual tasks and making complex work easier across the developer lifecycle,” wrote Thomas Dohmke from GitHub. “GitHub Copilot is already writing 46% of code and helps developers code up to 55% faster.”

A graphic showing how many developers and companies have already used GitHub Copilot and how it's helping improve productivity and happiness.