OpenAI Codex is an advanced AI system developed by OpenAI that translates natural language into code. It’s an improved version of the model that powers GitHub Copilot, a tool launched in partnership with GitHub.
Here are four key features of OpenAI Codex
- Multilingual Proficiency: Codex is proficient in more than a dozen programming languages, enabling it to interpret simple commands in natural language and execute them on the user’s behalf.
- Enhanced Memory: Compared to GPT-3, Codex has a larger memory for Python code (14KB vs 4KB), allowing it to consider over 3x as much contextual information while performing tasks.
- Natural Language Understanding: Codex has much of the natural language understanding of GPT-3, but it produces working code. This means you can issue commands in English to any piece of software with an API.
- General-Purpose Programming Model: Codex is a general-purpose programming model, meaning that it can be applied to essentially any programming task. It has been successfully used for transpilation, explaining code, and refactoring code.