ChatGPT joins hands with Stack Overflow to secure coding superpowers

ChatGPT's cooperation with Stack Overflow aims to increase the coding abilities of its AI models
The image is a logo of OpenAI. — Pixabay

The image is a logo of OpenAI. — Pixabay

OpenAI, an American artificial intelligence (AI) research organisation, will train and develop its massive language models using a wealth of technical information gleaned from the coding Q&A platform Stack Overflow.

The cooperation will see OpenAI's flagship chatbot use Stack Overflow's OverflowAPI set of tools to improve its capacity to answer coding-related questions.

Moreover, as an element of the arrangement, ChatGPT will incorporate knowledge from Stack Overflow into answers. The OpenAI chatbot will assign credit to the Stack Overflow source and direct users to the appropriate source.

ChatGPT will support Stack Overflow integrations this year. In addition, Stack Overflow will use OpenAI models in its AI-powered developer tool suite as part of the cooperation.

"Through this industry-leading partnership with OpenAI, we strive to redefine the developer experience, fostering efficiency and collaboration through the power of community, best-in-class data and AI experiences," stated Stack Over CEO Prashanth Chandrasekar.

"Our goal with OverflowAPI and our work to advance the era of socially responsible AI is to set new standards with vetted, trusted and accurate data that will be the foundation on which technology solutions are built and delivered to our user."

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Code generation is one of the most popular use cases for chatbots like ChatGPT, and developers are eager to use it to better their jobs.

According to a Stack Overflow poll conducted in June, three-quarters of developers prefer to use AI technologies in their development workflows.

OpenAI is aiming to get developers to utilise its solutions, including decreasing the cost of running its models earlier this year.

ChatGPT's cooperation with Stack Overflow aims to increase the coding abilities of its AI models to draw developers even more.

"Learning from as many languages, cultures, subjects, and industries as possible ensures that our models can serve everyone," explained OpenAI's Chief Operations Officer Brad Lightcap.

"The developer community is very important to both of us. Our close collaboration with Stack Overflow will help us improve the user and developer experience across both of our platforms."

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The collaboration between OpenAI and Stack Overflow comes as the Microsoft-backed business seeks to acquire access to training data.

Previously, OpenAI would scrape the internet to develop its models. Moreover, the ChatGPT developer has now reached agreements with the Associated Press and the Financial Times to gain access to training data.