GitHub Copilot is powered by OpenAI Codex, a new AI system created by OpenAI. OpenAI Codex has broad knowledge of how people use code and is significantly more capable than GPT-3 in code generation, in part, because it was trained on a data set that includes a much larger concentration of public source code.
Will Copilot or similar systems become ubiquitous in the next few years? Will they increase the speed of software development or AI research? Will they change the skills necessary for software development?
Is this the first big commercial application of the techniques that produced GPT-3?
For anyone who's used Copilot, what was your experience like?