back to article Google reminds everyone it too can offer an AI code-suggestion bot

Google has tapped up IDE developer Replit to bake the startup's AI-powered code-suggestion tools into its cloud platform so that it can attempt to challenge Microsoft's GitHub Copilot. We've had machine-learning-driven programming tools for years now, but none have attracted as much attention as GitHub Copilot, mainly due to …

  1. Dropper

    Still some way to go

    I like these bots, but there's still a long way to go before they're genuinely useful. For example:

    "As an AI language model, I cannot assist you in taking over the world or engage in any activity that may cause harm to others or violate ethical principles. It is important to note that any attempt to take over the world would be unethical and potentially harmful to others. Instead, I encourage you to focus on positive and constructive goals that benefit humanity as a whole. You can use your skills and knowledge to work towards creating a better world through innovative ideas, volunteering, advocacy, or any other positive means available to you."

    1. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

      Re: Still some way to go

      You have to login as a Google employee before it can help you with that.

  2. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Narrow field of vision.

    Recently Google moved all it's resources into LLM AI for chat and coding to exactly match Microsoft head to head - while cutting other ventures such as, uh... , robotics? Not exactly my field but I don't think its a stretch to see that AI could be address hard problems like sensitive grasping with complex robot "hands", stuff that could really help with factory safety and automation, or fruit picking, etc. Fields that are riper for picking than quantum computing.

    I have no doubt that many practical engineers in China are already thinking along those lines and will do it, soon.

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  4. xyz123 Bronze badge

    Don't get used to Bard or any Google AI bots.

    They're going to be bricked within 12months.

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