The majority of developer tools have historically relied on human skills to create applications, but that could soon change, thanks in no small part to the advent of AI-based services.
GitHub Copilot, an AI-assisted coding assistant, is publicly available
On June 21st, Microsoft’s GitHub division announced the general availability of Copilot, their AI-assisted code development tool. The GitHub Copilot service was first announced as a technical preview in June 2021 and had 1.2 million signups during the pilot.
During the GitHub Universe 2021 event last October, Brian Douglas, Director of Developer Advocacy at GitHub, explained that artificial intelligence in Copilot provides developers with suggestions for writing code functions. GitHub Copilot works with multiple code development tools including Microsoft Visual Studio, Neovim, and JetBrains.