- GitHub Copilot for Business is now publicly available, sporting a more advanced OpenAI model and new capabilities, the company announced Tuesday. GitHub created a waitlist for a business-specific version of the tool in November.
- The new OpenAI Codex model will improve the quality of code suggestions, GitHub said. The tool includes AI-based security, automatically blocking common insecure code suggestions by targeting hardcoded credentials and SQL and path injections.
- Currently, GitHub Copilot is responsible for generating an average of 46% of code when using the tool, up from 27% of code in June 2022.
GitHub Copilot was publicly released last June, running on an OpenAI GPT-3 engine, and within the first month, the platform’s AI-powered programming tool added 400,000 subscribers.
Despite the success, GitHub Copilot is not always accurate, similar to the OpenAI-owned language model ChatGPT.
“Like any other code, code suggested by GitHub Copilot should be carefully tested, reviewed and vetted,” GitHub said in its frequently asked questions. “As the developer, you are always in charge.”
While GitHub is among the early entrants to the recent AI-powered tool race, it has been impacted by a wave of workforce reductions in the tech sphere. The company plans to reduce its workforce by up to 10% through the end of fiscal year 2023 as part of a push to align its business with customers’ needs.