GitHub Copilot Launch 🚨
In one of the most interesting product launches I've seen in a long time, GitHub is partnering with OpenAI to launch an AI pair programmer which is a VS Code extension that suggests lines of code, functions, and even tests. Zooming out, this is another example of vertical applications of machine learning being applied to a very narrow (but, paradoxically, expansive) product surface area.
I've joined the waitlist and am excited to kick the tires. If this works as advertised, it could be a huge boon in developer productivity as you no longer need to trudge through massive tomes of documentation and can instead focus on the task at hand.
Update: 0xabad1dea posted a risk assessment of Copilot and gave a number of examples where the suggestions were at best illegible (Easter calculator example) and at worst unsafe (PHP SQL injection example).