GitHub Copilot – how it works, how we got here, and where it’s going

GitHub Copilot is an AI pair programmer that helps you write code faster and with less work. Trained on billions of lines of code, it allows you to spend less time writing boilerplate and repetitive code, and more time solving bigger problems.

In practice, it can seem downright prescient, anticipating what you want. But how does it do that?

In this session, we’ll look at what Copilot is (and what it’s not), and how it works. We’ll talk about how it was created, how it’s being improved, and a little about the future of tools like Copilot.