GitHub announced that Copilot Chat will be fully launched in December and will be available for free to educational users and open source project maintainers
In July this year, GitHub announced the launch of a public beta version of the GitHub Copilot Chat service for enterprise companies and organizations. In September, this feature was extended to individual users.
Today, GitHub announced that as part of the current GitHub Copilot subscription, GitHub Copilot Chat will be fully launched in December and can be used by any enterprise and individual users. Related services will also be provided free of charge to educational users and maintainers of popular open source projects. Used and integrated into the GitHub website and mobile App by default.
It is reported that GitHub Copilot Chat is mainly used to help developers write code and can be directly integrated into the developer's desktop IDE environment. It is said to be not only limited to "code default supplement" and "code error correction", but can also be directly based on the above Automatically associate the following text.
GitHub claims that regardless of a developer's experience level, they can leverage Copilot Chat to build a complete application or debug a code base in minutes to increase developer productivity and code accuracy.
GitHub also said that in addition to assisting developers with code, Copilot Chat can also start conversations with developers, making the interaction process with AI more detailed.
GitHub claims that using GitHub Copilot can significantly improve developer productivity. In controlled studies, developers using GitHub Copilot were 55% faster. Early research from GitHub also shows that across all programming languages, an average of 46% of code is generated using GitHub Copilot, and among Java developers, this figure is as high as 61%.