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Meta unveils Code Llama: AI code-writing tool to boost developer productivity

Meta has unveiled its latest AI innovation, Code Llama, aimed at transforming code generation and debugging. This new tool is a specialized version of the large language model Llama 2, which has been fine-tuned for coding tasks.

Edited By: Saumya Nigam @snigam04 New Delhi Published on: August 25, 2023 11:08 IST
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Image Source : META Meta introduces Code Llama, an AI code-writing tool for enhanced developer productivity

Meta, the tech giant, has unveiled its latest AI innovation, Code Llama, aimed at transforming code generation and debugging. This new tool is a specialized version of the large language model Llama 2, which has been fine-tuned for coding tasks. Code Llama can efficiently produce and analyze code through text prompts, streamlining developer workflows and enhancing the accessibility of coding for beginners.

With potential applications in both productivity enhancement and education, Code Llama offers programmers the ability to create more robust and well-documented software. The tool can generate code and natural language explanations for code, all while facilitating code completion and debugging. It supports a wide array of programming languages, including Python, C++, Java, PHP, Typescript (JavaScript), C#, Bash, and more.

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Meta's release includes three sizes of Code Llama models: 7B, 13B, and 34B parameters. Each of these models has been trained on a dataset of 500 billion tokens of code and related data. These models cater to varying serving and latency requirements, ensuring versatility across different usage scenarios.

Code Llama's primary goal is to optimize developer workflows by reducing repetitive coding tasks. This empowers programmers to focus on more creative and human-centric aspects of their work. The tool is poised to support software engineers across various sectors, spanning research, industry, open-source projects, non-governmental organizations, and businesses.

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In summary, Meta's Code Llama emerges as a groundbreaking solution, harnessing AI to revolutionize the way code is generated, explained, and debugged. This development has the potential to expedite coding processes and democratize coding education, ultimately reshaping the landscape of software development.

Inputs from IANS

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