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

Artificial intelligence relies on models capable of rapid processing with billions of parameters, but this requires substantial resources, including power and cooling. Data centers, already under scrutiny for their environmental impact, are being equipped with increasingly powerful and costly components to handle these demands.

To manage costs, some companies have introduced measures such as imposing limits on the number of prompts that a worker can use in a given month.