Stability AI releases Stable Code 3B for enhanced coding assistance

Stability AI has announced the release of Stable Code 3B, an upgraded three billion parameter AI system for automatic code generation and completion.

With enhancements like larger context size and improved completion quality, Stable Code 3B aims to push the boundaries of AI-assisted software development.

At just three billion parameters, Stable Code 3B is designed to run efficiently on readily available hardware like laptops—unlike larger models which require expensive...

GitLab’s new AI capabilities empower DevSecOps

GitLab is empowering DevSecOps with new AI-powered capabilities as part of its latest releases.

The recent GitLab 16.6 November release includes the beta launch of GitLab Duo Chat, a natural-language AI assistant. Additionally, the GitLab 16.7 December release sees the general availability of GitLab Duo Code Suggestions.

David DeSanto, Chief Product Officer at GitLab, said: "To realise AI’s full potential, it needs to be embedded across the software development...

OpenAI introduces GPT-4 Turbo, platform enhancements, and reduced pricing

OpenAI has announced a slew of new additions and improvements to its platform, alongside reduced pricing, aimed at empowering developers and enhancing user experience.

Following yesterday’s leak of a custom GPT-4 chatbot creator, OpenAI unveiled several other key features during its DevDay that promise a transformative impact on the landscape of AI applications:

GPT-4 Turbo: OpenAI introduced the preview of GPT-4 Turbo, the next generation of its renowned language model....

GitLab: Developers view AI as ‘essential’ despite concerns

A survey by GitLab has shed light on the views of developers on the landscape of AI in software development.

The report, titled ‘The State of AI in Software Development,’ presents insights from over 1,000 global senior technology executives, developers, and security and operations professionals.

The report reveals a complex relationship between enthusiasm for AI adoption and concerns about data privacy, intellectual property, and security.

“Enterprises...

GitHub Code Brushes uses ML to update code ‘like painting with Photoshop’

GitHub Next has unveiled a project called Code Brushes which uses machine learning to update code “like painting with Photoshop”.

Using the feature, developers can “brush” over their code to see it update in real-time.

Several different brushes are included to achieve various aims. For example, one brush makes code more readable—especially important when coding as part of a team or contributing to open-source projects.

Here are the other included...

Developers using AI help often produce buggier code

A study by Stanford University computer scientists has found that developers using AI-powered assistants often produce buggier code.

The paper, titled ‘Do Users Write More Insecure Code with AI Assistants?’, examines developers’ use of AI coding assistants like the controversial GitHub Copilot.

“Participants with access to an AI assistant often produced more security vulnerabilities than those without access, with particularly significant results for string...

DeepMind AlphaCode rivals the abilities of human programmers

DeepMind’s AI coder AlphaCode has proven capable of rivalling the abilities of a standard human programmer.

The company selected 10 contests that were hosted on Codeforces – a programming competition platform with thousands of participants – to evaluate the performance of AlphaCode.

Below is an example of a problem #AlphaCode can successfully solve, using the exact information seen on @codeforces, & the program that #AlphaCode writes.By...

Experts debate whether GitHub’s latest AI tool violates copyright law

GitHub’s impressive new code-assisting AI tool called Copilot is receiving both praise and criticism.

Copilot draws context from the code that a developer is working on and can suggest entire lines or functions. The system, from OpenAI, claims to be “significantly more capable than GPT-3” in generating code and can help even veteran programmers to discover new APIs or ways to solve problems.

Critics claim the system is using copyrighted code that GitHub then plans...

GitHub releases an AI-powered copilot to help improve code

GitHub is helping developers to speed up and clean up their code with a new AI-powered tool that it calls Copilot.

GitHub Copilot uses an AI system from OpenAI known as OpenAI Codex. The system claims to have a broad knowledge of how people use code and claims to be “significantly more capable than GPT-3” in generating code.

By drawing context from the code that a developer is working on, the system is able to suggest entire lines or...

IBM’s Project CodeNet wants to teach AI how to code

IBM has announced Project CodeNet, a large dataset that aims to help teach AI how to understand and even write code.

Project CodeNet was announced at IBM’s Think conference this week and claims to be the largest open-source dataset for code (approximately 10 times the size of the closest.)

CodeNet features 500 million lines of code, 14 million examples, and spans 55 programming languages including Python, C++, Java, Go, COBOL, Pascal, and more.

Projects such...