In a recent revelation, GitHub announced that the renowned Copilot Chat is now publicly available to each and every developer across the globe. This ground-breaking announcement is a part of GitHub’s efforts to embrace the evolving field of Artificial Intelligence in multiple aspects.
In the public announcement, GitHub’s VP of Product Management illustrated the importance of AI, acknowledging that they want to enable natural language as a new universal programming language. This aligns with GitHub’s approach to software development democratization, which has been a hot topic in the past few months.
It’s pertinent to mention that GitHub introduced CoPilot Chat three months ago, making it accessible to organizations with a CoPilot or business subscriptions only at that time. The CoPilot Chat is now available to all individual developers, costing $10 per month.
Like other chatbots, CoPilot Chat can be accessed in a sidebar of any IDE. Developers can leverage this AI-powered tool to ask questions about the particular code or even complete it. According to GitHub, some of the most well-known use cases include real-time guidance, suggesting the best possible practices and solutions for a particular piece of code. As a developer, this powerful tool can help you with code analysis and fixing security issues without the requirement to switch away from an IDE.
GitHub’s vision is to build a future where natural language is the universal tool for every developer from Canada to India. Helping developers with the most common or well-known design or syntax problems enables them to focus on the more complicated logical issues and the code structure. This accelerates the development process, reducing the time to delivery of any project.
By providing an in-depth analysis of the code and enhancing the overall security, GitHub CoPilot has set the benchmark for future integrated AI assistants helping developers across the globe.