CEO completes a small game development challenge in 18 minutes on live stream using AI.
The CEO of GitHub demonstrated live coding using AI and successfully developed a small game in less than 15 minutes, which was immediately deployed online for global players to enjoy while he was still on stage. The entire project started from an empty new folder and only required providing requirements, watching the AI perform, and then importing the code with just one click, eliminating the need for even copying and pasting. The saved time from exceeding the task can also be used for speeches, demonstrating what it means to be a “10x programmer”.
All of this was achieved through GitHub’s latest AI tool, GitHub Copilot X. This was the first official live demonstration of Copilot X, which took place at the annual Web Summit. As a major upgrade to Copilot, it has integrated the capabilities of GPT-4.
The highlight of the demonstration was the development of a snake game. Prior to starting, GitHub CEO Thomas Dohmke set a goal to complete it within just over ten minutes. After following a series of instructions, Thomas did not write a single line of code himself, but rather communicated with Copilot X in plain language and developed a small game.
Furthermore, Copilot X also generates textual descriptions for the generated code and supports Copilot for CLI.
The latest version of GitHub Copilot X also extends this efficiency improvement beyond coding to all aspects of the software development process.
During the presentation, Thomas Dohmke stated that becoming a 10x programmer does not require 10 times the effort, but rather the use of AI in every process.
GitHub Copilot X is currently in a queue for testing, and feedback from users suggests that the distribution of qualifications is slow. However, if you are in a hurry, Microsoft, GitHub’s parent company, is offering a “cutting in line” method – by registering to participate in the Microsoft Build developer conference on May 23, you can get early access to the tool.