I found out that GitHub Copilot can write in Markdown, so I decided to get it to write a blog post for me. Here’s how I did it.
I recommend you read my other blog post about Copilot where I showed a bunch of examples of code I generated using Copilot. Near the end of it, I started to experiment asking some questions to it, rather than using it to generate code. That turned out to be a great idea, and led to the creation of this blog post.
Writing English with Copilot
After using Copilot as an encyclopedia, I got an idea. What if I used GitHub Copilot to generate ideas?
I decided to take it a step further and set the language to Markdown. I started writing out the basic structure of a blog post on my website and let it autocomplete.
I’m not quite sure who Kurt A. Smith is, why Copilot chose April Fools 2020 for the date, or why it was so adamant on writing a blog post about itself. What I do know is that I would be able to write a blog post. All I had to do was type a word or two, and Copilot turned it into a couple sentences.
The finished product
The actual blog post written by Copilot is available here.