Episode 533: Eddie Aftandilian on Github Copilot : Software program Engineering Radio


Eddie Aftandilian, Principal Researcher at GitHub Co-Pilot, speaks with SE Radio’s Priyanka Raghavan about how GitHub Copilot can enhance developer productiveness as it’s built-in with IDEs. They hint the origins of developer instruments for productiveness proper from built-in developer environments to AI-powered buddies corresponding to GitHub Copilot. The episode then takes a deep dive into the working of Copilot, together with how the codex mannequin works, how the mannequin could be skilled on suggestions, the efficiency of the mannequin, and metrics used to measure code what the pilot produces. The present additionally exlpores some examples the place the copilot could possibly be helpful for instance as a coaching device. Priyanka quizzes Aftandilian on some damaging suggestions that has been direct towards GitHub Co-Pilot, together with a paper that has urged it’d recommend insecure code, in addition to allegations of code laundering and privateness points. Lastly, they finish with some questions on the long run instructions of the Copilot.

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