Copilot Chat, a ChatGPT-like tool designed to assist developers with coding, has been made accessible as a limited public beta for enterprise businesses and organizations, according to GitHub. The Copilot Chat beta, according to GitHub, will be accessible to “all business users” via the Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code apps from Microsoft.
As the primary feature of GitHub’s Copilot X programme, an augmentation of its original Copilot code completion tool that linked with OpenAI’s GPT-4 model, the chatbot was first introduced back in March. The tool aims to save developers time by allowing them to execute some of the most complex tasks with simple prompts.
According to GitHub, Copilot Chat can provide the most pertinent assistance in a developer-specific environment since it is contextually aware of the code being put into the code editor and any error alerts. GitHub Copilot Chat’s key features include “simple troubleshooting” to find possible problems, real-time help suited to particular coding projects, and coding analysis that clarifies code suggestions and difficult coding ideas.
Mario Rodriguez, GitHub’s vice president of product, said, the programme will increase productivity tenfold and enable even inexperienced coders to build entire applications or debug vast arrays of code in a matter of minutes instead of a matter of days. “This means 10 days of work, done in one day,” Rodriguez remarked.
The new Copilot X system from GitHub is being built with more features than just Copilot Chat. For instance, the business is working to integrate its “Hey, GitHub!” voice-to-code interactions into the programme. The release schedule for the other Copilot X features has not been disclosed, according to GitHub.