GitHub Copilot

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GitHub Copilot is an AI-powered coding assistant that integrates seamlessly with your development environment. It elevates productivity, efficiency, and impact in building software.

Key features of GitHub Copilot

  1. Code autocompletion: GitHub Copilot predicts, reviews, and suggests code snippets as you type in real-time, completing your code faster.
  2. Integration with editors: GitHub Copilot is available on Visual Studio Code, Visual Studio, Neovim, and JetBrains IDEs.
  3. Multilingual support: GitHub Copilot supports various programming languages, frameworks, and libraries.
  4. Privacy and security: GitHub Copilot enables data encryption using Azure infrastructure and leverages AI to detect insecure coding patterns.

GitHub Copilot is available to all staff and students at no additional charge. Please follow the instructions in the user guide to apply for access to GitHub Copilot using your HKU email address.


Multi-Factor Authentication

February 2024
February 2024

Mandatory for all staff accounts

May 2024
May 2024

Mandatory for all student accounts