At the annual Google I/O conference, the tech giant unveiled a number of AI coding tools, including its competitor to GitHub's Copilot, a new foundational coding model called Codey designed to help programmers handle coding-related prompts and queries related to Google Cloud services.
It can complete the code written by the user, generate code based on natural language prompts, as well as help with debugging, documentation, learning new concepts, and more.
Codey is based on Google's large PaLM 2 language model and has been trained on a huge set of permissively licensed open-source code as well as on the internal code of Google's own products.
Codey is currently only available to a small set of testers. The company may disclose further details at the August Google Cloud Next event.