GitHub’s automatic coding tool rests on untested legal ground
“I love to learn new things and build things,” the algorithm wrote, when asked to generate an About Me page. “I have a <a href=“https://github.com/davidcelis”> Github</a> account.”
While the About Me page was supposedly generated for a fake person, that link goes to the GitHub profile of David Celis, who The Verge can confirm is not a figment of Copilot’s imagination. Celis is a coder and GitHub user with popular repositories, and even formerly worked at the company.