Google develops its own AI-powered code completion tool to rival GitHub Copilot

Google has unveiled its new code editing tool, Studio Bot, at the annual I/O developers’ conference, aimed at competing with GitHub Copilot. The tool can generate and fix code and answer questions related to Android and Google Cloud services. It has been built using the Codey model and PaLM 2 LLM. Studio Bot is set to work with Java and Kotlin, primarily for the Android mobile OS. However, the tool is still in its early days, and Google has said that it will get better with time. US developers will have early access to it in the Canary channel.

Google code and open-source code went into making the chatbot. Google says that users do not need to share their code to improve the model, as it will learn from conversations. The entire event was dominated by AI announcements, including new hardware using Tensor G2 chips designed with AI in mind. Generative AI will be rolling out to more Google Workspace products and Google search, which will present users with an interactive summary.

While Studio Bot is promising, Copilot may not have anything to worry about in the immediate future. Nevertheless, it is still too early to determine the extent to which Studio Bot can change the landscape of code editing tools. Google will continue to develop its tool and could provide developers with a more robust code editing experience. As the AI sector continues to evolve, Google’s focus on AI and generative AI may be a sign of things to come in the field of code editing tools.