Amazon recently announced that it is making its CodeWhisperer AI coding assistant free for software developers, a move that is expected to impact Microsoft’s Copilot AI tool user base. CodeWhisperer is a machine learning-powered service that enhances developer productivity by offering code recommendations based on developers’ natural comments and prior code.
Amazon launched the preview of CodeWhisperer last year, but it was only available to AWS customers. However, with the newly announced free tier, the tool is now available even to non-AWS developers.
Microsoft’s GitHub introduced the Copilot AI tool as a competitor to Amazon’s CodeWhisperer. Copilot offers comparable capabilities, but the tool was only accessible for free to students and developers working on open-source projects that were popular. Other users were required to pay a monthly fee of $10 or an annual fee of $100 to access the tool.
To sum it up, Amazon’s decision to make CodeWhisperer free is expected to have an impact on Microsoft’s Copilot AI tool user base, as developers may choose the free option over the paid one. CodeWhisperer’s broad language support and compatibility with multiple IDEs may also give it an edge over Copilot.
In addition to making CodeWhisperer free, Amazon also launched Bedrock, the company’s new API for Amazon Web Services (AWS), which competes directly with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and DALL-E 2. Bedrock is aimed at businesses and developers and helps them build and scale generative AI apps that can write, build chatbots, summarize text, classify images, and more based on text prompts.
Also, Amazon launched Bedrock, the company’s new API for AWS. It competes directly with OpenAI’s ChatGPT and DALL-E 2 and focuses on building and scaling generative AI apps that can write, code chatbots, summarize text, classify images, and more based on text prompts.