Microsoft-owned GitHub has begun making its AI programming chatbot Copilot available to more users.
Copilot Chat is an AI assistant that answers programmer’s coding questions. The service was first introduced in July in a public beta version for business users. Now it has become available to ordinary users, helping them not only find errors in code, but also learn new programming languages and frameworks, answering questions in a simple and understandable form.
“Development teams and individuals can now use GitHub Copilot Chat to learn new languages or frameworks, troubleshoot bugs, or get answers to coding questions in simple, natural language—all without leaving the IDE,” the blog states.
In order to use the new tool, you will need to subscribe. GitHub offers an individual subscription that costs $10 per month or $100 per year.
GitHub also aims to make “natural language the new universal programming language” that democratizes software development.