Q. So what is GitHub Copilot ?
Q. Will it replace the developers with AI machines ?
Q. Is it the start of the end?
There can be many kind of things that you can say about it, here I can be a pragmatic man and say that its gonna take developer's jobs and I don't know one day it might even happen !!
But its nothing happening anytime soon that's for sure !!
So don't worry you and your jobs are secure.
But lets know what actually is GitHub Copilot !
So Its is a AI based application that predicts your code by just reading the function name you have declared, it actually works by reading through all the open source code on the GitHub repos worldwide and then collect the data and tries to find the best possible code related to it !
This Application is being developed by a company called Open AI. If you have ever used Kite/Tabnine as a AI extension in your IDE, you might have a slight idea about how the GitHub copilot works.
At the end, I don't think its really that much threating right now, but you never know moving forward what does the future hold for you, in my opinion this AI based application will take a while to get really good at getting every code to the mark.
So Chill and keep CODING.