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TabbyML, an open source challenger to GitHub Copilot, raises .2 million

TabbyML, an open source challenger to GitHub Copilot, raises $3.2 million

The race to create AI assistants that help humans write computer code is heating up. TabbyML, built by two ex-Googlers, has secured $3.2 million in seed funding to work on its open source code generator. In contrast to GitHub’s Copilot, a self-hosted coding assistant like TabbyML has the advantage of being highly customizable, suggested the startup’s co-founder Meng Zhang. “We believe in a future where all companies will have some sort of customization demand in software development,” he told TechCrunch in an interview. “There are probably more mature and complete products in the proprietary software space, but if we compare an open source solution with GitHub’s OpenAI-powered tool, there are more limitations to the latter,” he added. Open source software particularly meets the needs of bigger enterprises, suggested Lucy Gao, Zhang’s co-founder. While independent developers might incorporate open source code in their projects, engineers within enterprises are often pulling code that is proprietary to the organizations and hence out of reach for Copilot. “For example, if my colleague just wrote a line of code, I …