🚀 GitHub's AI Copilot Workspace

PLUS: ChatGPT Remembers Past Convos


Meet GitHub's latest innovation, Copilot Workspace, a new AI-powered developer environment designed to take your coding from idea to software. This new tool uses GPT-4 Turbo to help programmers brainstorm, build, test, and run code directly from natural language inputs.

In Today’s Summary:

  • GitHub unveils Copilot Workspace

  • ChatGPT now Remembers Across Conversations

  • OpenAI faces new Privacy Backlash in EU


From Idea to Software with GitHub Copilot Workspace

Source : GitHub

The Summary: GitHub has announced Copilot Workspace, a new AI-powered developer environment that allows programmers to brainstorm, plan, build, test, and run code using natural language.

This product uses AI agents to assist developers throughout the software engineering process, from ideation to implementation. Developers can start from a GitHub issue or repository and Copilot Workspace will generate a plan, suggest code, and facilitate testing and deployment. The workspace is fully editable.

Key details:

  • Powered by GPT-4 Turbo model

  • Enters technical preview on April 30, 2024

  • Not yet covered by GitHub's IP indemnification policy

  • Promises to go “from idea to code to software”

  • Prudence advised, as product launch demos may not fully reflect actual capabilities

Why it matters: Copilot Workspace could be a big step towards AI-assisted software development, potentially increasing developer productivity and lowering the barrier to entry for building software. By integrating AI into the entire development workflow, GitHub aims to empower developers to operate as system thinkers and enable more people to create software through natural language interaction.

“As programming in natural language lowers the barrier of entry to who can build software, we are accelerating to a near future where one billion people on GitHub will control a machine just as easily as they ride a bicycle.”


ChatGPT Now Remembers and Personalizes Conversations

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The Summary: OpenAI has introduced a new Memory feature for ChatGPT that allows the AI to remember details from previous conversations and personalize future interactions. The feature is initially available for ChatGPT Plus subscribers.

It aims to enhance the conversational experience and make the AI more contextually aware. The Memory feature represents a significant step towards more personalized and contextually aware AI assistants.

Source : OpenAI

Key details:

  • Memory enables ChatGPT to store and recall user preferences, interests, and details shared during conversations.

  • Users have control over the memories, with options to add, review, and delete specific memories.

  • Save users from repeating information and provide more relevant and personalised responses.

  • You can start a “temporary chat” if you don’t want to use memories in a specific message (it also won’t appear in history)

  • Not available in Korea and Europe (GDPR-unfriendly?)

An user posted on X this clever hack: instead of putting personal details in there, you can use it as a prompt library to store your prompts!

Source: X


ChatGPT stumbles again on EU privacy laws

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The Summary: Privacy activists have filed a complaint against OpenAI, alleging that ChatGPT's tendency to generate inaccurate information about individuals violates EU's data protection laws.

The nonprofit noyb claims OpenAI fails to correct or delete incorrect data, breaching users' rights under GDPR. This latest challenge could reshape how generative AI tools operate in Europe.

Key details:

  • The new complaint targets ChatGPT's inability to rectify misinformation it generates about people

  • It cites an instance where ChatGPT provided an incorrect birth date for a public figure complainant

  • OpenAI reportedly refused to correct the inaccuracy, stating it was technically impossible

Why it matters: The GDPR grants EU citizens rights over their personal data, including accuracy, access, and rectification. ChatGPT's hallucinations and OpenAI's inability to address them potentially violate these rights.

Regulatory action could force OpenAI to overhaul ChatGPT's data processing, impacting its European operations. This case highlights the increasing tension between advancing AI capabilities and adhering to EU privacy laws.


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