GitHub Copilot's Cost: Microsoft Faces Challenges as AI Assistant Runs at $80 Per User Per Month

GitHub Copilot’s Cost: Microsoft Faces Challenges as AI Assistant Runs at $80 Per User Per Month

This is not the first instance where Microsoft’s profitability has been scrutinized. In June, unredacted court documents revealed that Microsoft’s Azure cloud computing service was less profitable than its rival, AWS (Amazon Web Services).

GitHub Copilot leverages GPT models developed by OpenAI to assist developers in solving coding challenges. Microsoft has made significant investments in AI startups, including OpenAI, and has integrated their models into various AI tools across its portfolio. For instance, Microsoft 365 Copilot, which aids with office software tasks, costs users $30 per month—a notably higher subscription fee than standard office software offerings without AI assistance.