Google’s Duet AI to take on Amazon CodeWhisperer, GitHub Copilot

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At its annual I/O conference Wednesday, Google said that it would be releasing a new generative AI engine, akin to OpenAI’s ChatGPT, for users of its cloud platform.

Dubbed Duet AI for Google Cloud, the new engine is designed to help developers code, and also offers assistance to administrators, cloud operators, data engineers, and security professionals in their daily tasks, via various features across the company’s cloud services.

The new generative engine, which is powered by Google foundation models including Codey — also unveiled Wednesday — can provide code recommendations, generate blocks of code, identify errors in code and suggest fixes for developers and data engineers, the company said.

Duet AI will be integrated into Google Cloud services and tools such as Cloud Workstations, Google Cloud Console, Cloud Shell Editor, Cloud Code integrated development environment (IDE) extensions for VSCode and JetBrains.

The engine, just like Codey, is trained on multiple languages such as Python, Java, Go and Typescript.

In April, Google had showcased similar capabilities with its generative AI-based chatbot Bard AI.

However, Bard AI should not be confused with Duet AI, according to Forrester analyst Rowan Curran.

“Bard is a separate application from Duet. I look at Bard as more of a technology demo than a

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