Programmers spend a lot of time writing code. Tools like code editors can help us along with syntax suggestions, snippets, debugging suggestions, and so on. But what if we had a tool that used artificial intelligence (AI) to help us write much more substantial portions of code? That’s what GitHub Copilot is all about.
Simply put, GitHub Copilot is an AI tool that provides you code suggestions based on comments and the context of the file you’re editing.
Copilot is the result of a collaboration between GitHub and OpenAI, which is heavily backed by Microsoft. It’s powered by a brand new AI system named Codex, which is based on the GPT-3 model