GitHub Copilot X: the controversial co-pilot can now chat too

GitHub CopilotX

It will now be about a year since I discovered and started using GitHub Code Co-Pilot. It was impressive: you put a comment on it and it got you almost exactly what you wanted, sometimes getting it 100% right. Months later, after having recommended it to colleagues and even companies, he has communicated which would become paid. Then a controversy began that has not ended yet, and that is that the training had been received from those of us who had been using it and even from GitHub repositories that were not public. That is already part of the past, and the future is GitHub CopilotX, with more artificial intelligence than ever.

Like Google with Bard, DuckDuckGo with DuckAssist and Brave with Summarizer, all companies know that they have to jump on the AI ​​bandwagon or they will die for not renewing. Right now, there are many of us who use ChatGPT for our questions about code, or directly to write it for us, and that was GitHub's domain for almost two years (or they told me about it at that time). There are even extensions for Visual Studio Code where you can select something and improve it, ask… GitHub has seen the ears of the wolf and has introduced GitHub Copilot X, which among other things includes a chat…based on GPT-4. If you can not beat them, join them.

GitHub Copilot X is also on the waiting list

To be honest, I don't want to try this tool. No, because I have already experienced this, even if it was free. They did it wrong and without reporting what would happen, and I don't support them. In this article I only report. To sign up for the waiting list, you must access this link. It will offer Copilot Chat, Copilot for Docs, Copilot for Pull Requests, and Copilot for CLI.

From my point of view, and as I understand the part that integrates GPT-4, having used ChatGPT extensions and watching the video, I understand that it will work a bit like those extensions: we will be able to chat, and even share the code with they. And if so, just being unaware of these extensions will make people subscribe to GitHub Copilot X, which I think is being renamed as part of a marketing move.

With the video above we can get an idea of ​​how it will work, and it makes me stand by my position that it is not hugely different to the extensions that already exist in the official Visual Studio Code store. It does have one good thing, and that is that for developers who do not have to pay for Copilot, they will have the same thing that those extensions offer, but vitaminized or improved.

We remind you that Copilot is currently for a price of €10/month for those of us who are not developers sharing projects or students.

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