Today OpenAI is releasing a new and improved version of its Codex AI model to the public. Codex is a descendant of OpenAI’s GPT-3, which was released last summer. While Codex shares the same data as its predecessor, it has an added advantage in that it can read and then complete text prompts submitted by a human user. The Codex is like the GPT-3 language engine, but it was only trained on coding.
In the latest, OpenAI has made some big changes to Codex by now accepting commands in plain English as well. This allows someone who is building a game or web app without naming any variables whatsoever, and they get live working code back quickly with no hassle. OpenAI is releasing it through their API in private beta starting today.
At an online demo for Axios, Brockman (a co-founder and chief technology officer at OpenAI) showed how the Codex could be instructed to print text with feelings. It can also send that text as an SMS if you want it to have more of a personal touch and not just appear in someone’s inbox.
OpenAI’s team is always looking for new ways to push the envelope and make their applications better. Developers are invited into a beta test that allows them to build on top of the Codex API, which can be used as an interface for many different things.