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GitHub CoPilot Is Coming To Get You

Chris Sean πŸͺ
Developer Relations Engineer @newrelic / Full-Time Twitch Streamer / Passion for AI/ML / YouTube 90k+ / 🐩 Owner x 2 / Family First
・5 min read

A lot of people have started to question if this is the end for web developers because machine learning, artificial intelligence (AI), and more are dominating. Will these developments take over what we do? While they may differ in some aspects, my answer will always be no. There's been a steady change happening all along; however, you don't need to worry about losing your job yet.

Recently, I have learned about GitHub CoPilot. A viewer mentioned his concern about this product's potential to replace developers. He was so anxious that he actually reached out on the internet with concerns of how it can impact our jobs as a developer.

I did not stream my experience when I began my research on this because honestly, at first glance, I thought, "Is this the end for Us?" There are all these features in GitHub CoPilot which made me think: is there even room left for us? What will happen if one day companies prefer using this over humans?

About GitHub CoPilot

Web developers should be in awe of this initiative. It can help us do our jobs faster and better than ever before! Let's learn more about what GitHub CoPilot is all about.

In an age where developers are more than just code-slingers, GitHub CoPilot is a best friend that will never fly off. The name "pilot" reflects how the system works by guiding you through your job while still giving you room to do it yourself. If this had been available sooner, I would have saved hours of my life on Stack Overflow and Google as a developer. I like to think of CoPilot as a virtual assistant that will help web developers do their jobs better.

Here are some examples below:

Comments Into Code

If you were to write a comment saying: "build a navigation menu," it will write the code for you. You just need to write a comment describing the desired logic and watch as this small yet powerful piece of software does all that hard work for you!

Learning A New Language

It's hard to know where you should start when learning a new programming language, framework, or library. You could spend hours and even days reading through libraries documentation only for it not to be what you're looking for. This is all about to change with the introduction of "Learn Programming in One Day". The platform will help users learn how any language can support their project from tackling bugs, debugging errors, using frameworks, etc., making everything easier than ever before!

It is a tool powered by GPT-3, which is deemed revolutionary. It is capable of automatically running the code for the developers. The product predicts what you need to write; hence, you do may not even need to use Stack Overflow and lessen your google searches. Interestingly, it does not only show one prediction; there are many possible options provided. Until you reach what is the most accurate, you can choose and select. A really good tool for anyone!

How GitHub CoPilot Emerged?

When you're in the depths of a coding session, it can be hard to keep track and maintain energy. OpenAI saw this problem as an opportunity: they wanted to create software that would take some of the pressure off developers by relieving them from tedious tasks like debugging or searching for commands online. GitHub CoPilot was their solution-a program with AI features built into its interface so programmers could focus on what matters most while still getting quality work done quickly

If you've ever been stuck halfway through your programming marathon because code just isn't cooperating--or if you find yourself spending too much time trying to figure out how something works--then more than likely, there's a tool called "GitHub CoPilot" that might help

This analogy could help you understand this subject better.

Tesla's self-driving car technology has only been around for seven years, but it is quickly growing into a top-selling company! The reason Tesla is so successful comes from the enormous data they gather. Because of their ever-expanding database that can process vast amounts of information and provide driverless vehicles with real-time feedback on roadway conditions and potential hazards, cars are now capable of driving at night or in heavy rain without crashing or getting lost--which means fewer accidents. This is all because of their collection of data.

It has been trained on source code and publicly available resources. As mentioned earlier, it is powered by GPT-3, which is an impressive AI product at the moment.

What is GPT-3?

GPT-3 or Generative Pre-Trained Transformer 3, is a language model created by OpenAI to make it easier for AI agents to mimic human speech. The company focuses on research and deployment of AI with the goal in mind that its use will be beneficial for humanity. It has 175 billion parameters deep which give them an ability unlike any other machine learning algorithm because they are able to produce human-like text that can fool even experts into thinking there is another person writing their own sentences.

GPT-3 is an Artificial Intelligence (AI) model that has reached over 175 billion parameters. This makes it a frontrunner in AI progress and will be able to solve many more problems than other models have been capable of doing so far.

Is This The End For Developers?

There are two ways to look at this new technology. On one hand, it will be able to assist the best of developers create something really special without having to struggle with wording or syntax problems that occur in text generation programs. It is what many have dreamed of and a huge step forward in coding technology. However, there is also another side to this story.

Those who are in the field of development and constant writers of code may fear for their jobs if this product is industrialized; after all, it does create text on its own and can be a huge competitor in today's market. However, an industry-standard has not been released yet because they want to test it further to make sure there are no loopholes and potentially allow it to be hacked by bad actors. Nonetheless, developers can potentially expect this product within the next few years and who knows where AI will take us in the future.

The technology trend of artificial intelligence and automation is all over the news but does not guarantee that developers will be replaced. As more companies develop new AI-powered products like Amazon's Alexa or Google Assistant, they are also furthering their commitment to hiring experienced engineers who can build these innovative technologies while succeeding in a competitive market for talented employees.

The Bottom Line

If you are a developer, then the future looks bright--despite all of the fears that are being expressed about automation. There is no reason why AI would become better at development than people; giving away jobs to bots sounds like something out of science fiction. However, if we could make computers more intelligent and capable of learning by themselves, they could do much more work than developers ever can. The reality is that AI will probably be used to provide assistance to engineers rather than eliminate them entirely.

The future of technology is always changing and we need to be able to adapt. It's not the end for developers with GitHub CoPilot - it can help us become better!

P.S. What if I told you that I used artificial intelligence to help me write this blog post? Because I did.

I love writing but sometimes it gets tiring for a human brain to do all of the work on its own while typing at breakneck speeds. Artificial Intelligence came in handy because they made sure everything was formatted correctly so there were no mistakes along the way!

The future is here.

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