Amazon unveils CodeWhisperer machine-learning ‘coding companion’ – GeekWire

Swami Sivasubramanian, AWS VP, announces the new CodeWhisperer service at re: MARS in Las Vegas. (GeekWire Photo / Todd Bishop)

LAS VEGAS – Amazon Web Services has shown a new service that uses machine learning to generate code suggestions, stepping up its efforts in a growing area of ​​AI-powered programming.

The new service, Amazon CodeWhisperer, offers code recommendations based on contextual information, such as past code a developer has written; and natural language prompts, such as “generate a subroutine to upload files to S3.

Swami Sivasubramanian, AWS vice president of database, analytics and machine learning, says CodeWhisperer Thursday morning at the company’s re: MARS conference in Las Vegas.

It’s part of a trend in software development. The announcement comes a day after Microsoft-owned GitHub made its Copilot AI pairing service available for $ 10 / month per user.

CodeWhisperer automatically determines which cloud services a developer can use, and which specific languages ​​in coding for best practices, Sivasubramanian said during the unveiling this morning. The machine learning model has been trained on Amazon code and open source code, he added.

Sivasubramanian is also biased against outlined CodeWhisperer’s security and protections.

Amazon says CodeWhisperer supports code written in Python, Java, and JavaScript, using VS Code, IntelliJ IDEA, PyCharm, WebStorm, and AWS Cloud9, with AWS Lambda Console coming soon.

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