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AI-Powered Coding Assistant Aims to Help, Not Replace Developers


GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke speaking at Collision 2022 in Toronto.

The tool was created in partnership with OpenAI, an AI software maker best known for its GPT-3 natural-language model that can mimic writing.

Credit: Angus Loten/The Wall Street Journal

GitHub Inc.'s new automated computer-coding tool will help companies manage a chronic shortage of software developers, but it will not replace them, according to the company's chief executive officer.

Thomas Dohmke, the CEO of Microsoft Corp. -owned GitHub, says the artificial-intelligence-powered coding tool, launched this week as Copilot, is designed to ease the task of writing long lines of computer code from scratch.

Software code is the mathematics-like language that powers computer applications, which underpin many core business functions, from sales and marketing, to human resources, accounting and finance.

From The Wall Street Journal
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