Microsoft has unveiled an AI-powered autocomplete for code using GPT-31. June 2021
Microsoft has unveiled an AI-powered autocomplete for code using GPT-3
New York, 6/1/2021
The PowerApps software feature converts natural language into Microsoft Power Fx code, an open-source programming language from Microsoft’s Power Platform that is based on Excel formulas and used for database queries.
Microsoft says the new features make it possible to create an e-commerce app, for example, by simply saying, “Find products whose name starts with ‘children.'” The user is then given options to turn the command into a Microsoft Power Fx formula, such as “Filter(‘BC Orders’ Left(‘Product Name’,4)=”Kids”).
This is Microsoft’s first commercial use case for GPT-3 after the tech giant acquired an exclusive license to the technology behind the AI language tool from Open AI in late 2020.
A pre-release version of the new features will be available in North America in English starting in late June.
GPT-3 is the latest AI language model from research lab OpenAI, considered the most powerful ever built.
With GPT-3, all you have to do is describe the kind of layout you want, and the code for it is generated, examples of which you can see here. After you enter the text, the model predicts what the subsequent input should look like, since its “memory” contains all the texts ever published by people on the Internet.