Evolving GitHub Copilot with Chat and Voice Interfaces, Support for Pull Requests, Enhanced Documentation, and OpenAI's GPT-4
Copilot X is a groundbreaking enhancement to the AI-powered developer experience, incorporating chat and voice interfaces, pull request support, documentation query responses, and OpenAI’s GPT-4 for a more personalized experience.
Innovation has always been the driving force behind our efforts to provide developers with the tools they need to be happier and more productive in a software-driven world. Our partnership with OpenAI led to the creation of Copilot, the world's first large-scale generative AI development tool, built using OpenAI's Codex model, a descendant of GPT-3.
Copilot revolutionized software development as an AI pair programmer, auto-completing comments and code and helping developers code up to 55% faster. Today, it writes 46% of code in projects where it's implemented.
Our R&D team has been working on expanding Copilot beyond the editor, transforming it into a comprehensive AI assistant throughout the entire development lifecycle. This next-generation iteration, Copilot X, adopts OpenAI's new GPT-4 model, introduces chat and voice interfaces, and extends support to pull requests, command line, and documentation queries.
Integrating AI throughout the development process redefines developer productivity by reducing manual tasks, simplifying complex work, and allowing developers to focus on building innovative solutions that propel human progress.
Key Features of the AI-Powered Developer Experience:
Enhanced Communication with Copilot Chat and Voice
Copilot Chat: A ChatGPT-like experience integrated with VS Code and Visual Studio, offering in-depth analysis, explanations, unit test generation, and bug fix suggestions. It builds upon the work done by OpenAI and Microsoft with ChatGPT and the new Bing. This feature is complemented by Copilot Voice, allowing developers to give natural language prompts verbally.
Streamlining Collaboration with Copilot for Pull Requests and Documentation
Copilot for Pull Requests: An AI-generated description for pull requests, powered by GPT-4, with support for AI-powered tags. This functionality is accessible through a technical preview and aims to streamline the pull request process by suggesting sentences and paragraphs that dynamically pull in information about code changes.
AI-Generated Documentation Answers: Copilot for Docs is an experimental tool that uses a chat interface to provide AI-generated responses to documentation queries, initially supporting React, Azure Docs, and MDN. Plans include extending this functionality to organizations' repositories and internal documentation.
Our collaboration with OpenAI has led to significant gains in logical reasoning and code generation through the newly released GPT-4 model, bringing us closer to creating an AI pair programmer that assists with every development task.
In addition to Copilot X's core features, we're also introducing Copilot CLI, which helps developers with command composition and syntax recall in the terminal.
As we move forward, we're committed to personalizing Copilot for every team, project, and repository, ultimately creating a radically improved software development lifecycle. We'll continue to innovate and update Copilot, maintaining our focus on the AI pair programmer that started it all.
Copilot X begins a new era of productive, fulfilled, and happy developers who will create better software for everyone. So, let's build from here.