GitHub, a web service owned by Microsoft, has expanded access to its artificial intelligence-based tool Copilot Chat. It is now available in public beta for individual users in the Visual Studio and Visual Studio Code integrated development environments (IDEs). This was reported by The Verge.
“Now, teams of developers and individuals alike can use GitHub Copilot Chat to learn new languages or frameworks, troubleshoot bugs, or get answers to coding questions in simple, natural language outputs — all without leaving the IDE,” GitHub wrote in a blog post.
For individual users, a subscription to use the tool will cost $10 per month or $100 per year.
GitHub released a public beta version of Copilot Chat for business users in July. The tool allows programmers to get help with writing code.
In the spring, Google announced the launch of a number of AI coding tools, including GitHub competitor Copilot, a chat tool for questions about coding and Google cloud services, as well as about creating code with AI in the code-free product AppSheet.