OpenAI has released a new plugin for its chatbot ChatGPT Plus that enables users to write and run code in natural language. The plugin, called Code Interpreter, is designed to make coding more accessible and fun for both beginners and experts. OpenAI introduced the tool in March but it is now leaving testing and is available to all ChatGPT Plus users.
To use Code Interpreter, users simply need to type #code in the chatbox, followed by their natural language query. Code Interpreter will then generate the corresponding code snippet and display it in the chatbox, along with the output if applicable. Users can also edit the code or provide inputs to test it.
Code Interpreter is a useful tool for beginners who want to learn coding, as it allows them to write code in their own words and see the results instantly. It is also helpful for experts who want to save time and effort, as it can generate code for common tasks or queries quickly and accurately.
The Code Interpreter feature is now available to all ChatGPT Plus users on the web via the beta panel. To use it, simply type in a code block and ChatGPT will run it and return the results. You can also upload files to the Code Interpreter, and ChatGPT will be able to access and use them. If you are unfamiliar with ChatGPT Plus, it is a subscription-based pro version of the chatbot that provides more features and abilities.
AI Code Tools Are Becoming Common and Popular
The field of AI-powered coding is rapidly evolving, as big tech companies like Google, Microsoft, and Amazon offer cutting-edge tools that can create and fix code. These tools can help developers save time, improve quality, and learn new skills. Let's take a look at some of the recent developments in this field:
- One of the most prominent tools is GitHub Copilot, a joint project between Microsoft and OpenAI that uses GPT-4 to generate code suggestions based on users' inputs. GitHub Copilot is powered by OpenAI Codex, a generative pre-trained language model created by OpenAI. The tool can also create whole functions and learn from comments and code context. Earlier this year, GitHub showed its future vision with GitHub Copilot X, which integrates with OpenAI's GPT-4.
- Another tool that got an equity investment from Microsoft is Builder.ai, an AI software firm that offers Natasha AI product manager through Microsoft Teams. Builder.ai and GitHub Copilot are two different types of AI-powered tools for software development. Builder.ai is a no-code platform that lets users make apps by picking from various templates and features, without writing any code. The service is ideal for non-technical users who want to make simple or standard apps.
- Google also partnered with Replit to offer Ghostwriter, an AI tool that helps developers write code. The partnership also gives Replit developers access to Google Cloud and vice versa. Moreover, Google brought code generation and debugging to its Bard AI chatbot. Users can write their coding questions or requests in natural language, and Bard will generate multiple drafts of possible responses for them to pick from. Users can also ask follow-up questions or have Bard try again if they are not happy with the results.
- In May, Meta introduced CodeCompose, an AI-powered tool that offers code suggestions for various languages including Python, as developers type in Integrated Development Environments (IDEs) like VS Code. The tool can utilize its understanding of the surrounding code to provide enhanced suggestions.
- Chinese company Baidu is also competing in this space with its own coding AI. Comate is compatible with mainstream Integrated Development Environment (IDE) frameworks and supports more than 30 programming languages, with a strong emphasis on C/C++, Python, and Java.