Google introduced Android Studio Bot, an artificial intelligence-powered coding assistant. The new platform promises to help developers be more productive. You can generate code, answer Android questions, learn best practices, and save time.
Powered by Kodi, Google’s native coding model that comes from PaLM 2, the studio is aimed at bot developers and supports programming languages such as Kotlin and Java. The new tool, which is in an experimental phase, is found in Android Studio, the official integrated development environment for the Android platform, released in 2013.
On the subject of security and privacy, Google ensures that you do not need to submit the source code to the browser in order to use the Studio bot. i.e. it only shares the dialogue between your chat and the studio bot. The search engine explains, “Like our work on other AI projects, we adhere to a set of principles that hold us accountable.”
According to Google, the difference between the Studio bot and other LLM (Large Language Model) chatbots like Bard is that this assistant is specifically designed for native Android development.
Plus, Studio Bot has been integrated with the Android Studio IDE, which will allow professionals to provide many more features like one-click actions and links to relevant documentation.
The tech giant recommends that you be clear and concise when asking a question in order to use the assistant. It’s important that you use simple language, if the studio bot tells you it didn’t understand the question, ask another one.
How to configure Studio Bot?
- Download the latest version of Android Studio Hedgehog Canary.
- Agree to send data to Google so we can better understand the effectiveness of the Studio bot. When you install Android Studio for the first time or later in File > Settings > Appearance and behavior > System settings > Data sharing (Android Studio > Settings > Appearance and behavior > System settings > Data sharing on macOS) Are.
- To start Studio Bot, open or start an Android Studio project and click View > Tool Windows > Studio Bot.
- Sign in to your Google Account when prompted, if you aren’t already. The chat box appears and you can start using the Studio bot’s interactive and conversational interface.
For now, the platform will only be available to Android developers in the United States.