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Amazon launches CodeWhisperer, a GitHub Copilot-like AI pair programming tool

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At its re:Mars conference, Amazon today announced the launch of CodeWhisperer, an AI pair programming tool similar to GitHub’s Copilot that can autocomplete entire functions based on only a comment or a few keystrokes. The company trained the system, which currently supports Java, JavaScript and Python, on billions of lines of publicly available open-source code and its own codebase, as well as publicly available documentation and code on public forums.
It’s now available in preview as part of the AWS IDE Toolkit, which means developers can immediately use it right inside their preferred IDEs, including Visual Studio Code, IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm and Amazon’s own AWS Cloud 9. Support for the AWS Lambda Console is also coming soon.
Ahead of today’s announcement, Vasi Philomin, Amazon’s VP in charge of its AI ser …

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