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Google Colab Copilot

November 22, 2023
Google Colab Copilot

You may have felt the need for extra coding help in Google Colab. Now, with the integration of GitHub Copilot, an AI-powered coding assistant, you can code more efficiently without constantly switching windows.

To set up this integration:

  1. Visit GitHub and obtain a piece of JavaScript code to enable this feature.
  2. Everyone using OpenAI's services has a unique key. Replace <YOUR OPENAI API KEY> in the script with your actual key from OpenAI.
  3. In Google Colab, open your notebook and bring up the console. Paste the script with your API key.
  4. Press Shift + Alt + Enter in Google Colab to activate the full functionality.
  5. Your coding experience will be enhanced with AI suggestions and assistance.

The AI companion understands your code and suggests lines or blocks, improving your coding workflow. It's like having a 24/7 coding partner to offer helpful suggestions and assist with complex code.

However, like any tool, there are pros and cons to consider:


  • Efficiency: Write code faster and more efficiently with AI suggestions.
  • Convenience: AI assistance is built into your coding environment, eliminating the need to switch between windows.
  • Learning Aid: Provides coding guidance and insights, serving as a learning tool.


  • Dependence: Overreliance on AI might hinder learning and problem-solving skills.
  • Errors: AI may suggest incorrect or suboptimal code.
  • Privacy: Some may have concerns about pasting their private OpenAI key into a browser's console.

In conclusion, this integration offers a new way to streamline coding projects by combining the power of GitHub Copilot's AI with Google Colab's platform. Keep in mind that while this tool is powerful, it's meant to assist and not replace the creativity and critical thinking of a human developer.

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