What Is OpenAI Codex? How Does It Work? And What Are Advantages?

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The world is becoming more and more digital daily. There is hardly any part of our lives that has not been touched by technology. Coding knowledge gives us a better understanding of these technologies and how to use them to our maximum benefit.

However, most people do not have any knowledge of coding whatsoever. To fill the gap between people who want to code and people who are coding, the OpenAI company has come forward with an elegant solution.

OpenAI has launched an artificial intelligence software that can process and convert the English language into codes. The product is named OpenAI Codex.

What Is OpenAI Codex

What is OpenAI Codex?

OpenAI Codex is an AI system that transforms natural language into code. OpenAI Codex is available on an application programming interface. The software was recently launched by the company’s CTO Greg Brockman, Ilya Sutskever, and CFO Wojciech Zaremba.

In the demo presented by the company, the software was able to resolve references and write codes for various APIs and menial tasks that can be very time-consuming. Therefore, the basic functioning of OpenAI Codex is to turn English into compilable codes.

Hence, reducing the human labor part of coding. OpenAI Codex consists of billions of lines of code that are available in the public domain on Github directories.

The program is optimally designed to be run on python language but it is capable of performing tasks in over tens of languages like Javascript, Go, Perl, Ruby, and more.

How Does OpenAI Codex work?

OpenAI codex works in a way that it breaks down a problem into a set of simpler problems. After the problem is divided into subparts, the interface uses existing Libraries, APIs, Structures, etc. to map those problems.

Mapping the problems into existing codes is a menial job and that’s where OpenAI Codex comes in handy. OpenAI Codex is specially designed to be applied to any programming task.

However, the project is still in its lunch phase but it has been successfully used for performing many coding tasks.

What Are The Advantages of OpenAI Codex?

There are many advantages of OpenAI codex. Some of the advantages are listed below:-

  • The first and foremost advantage of OpenAI Codex is that it enables users who are not familiar with coding to code freely and efficiently. It bridges the gap between coders and non-coders.
  • The AI system of OpenAI Codex converts simple English language into codes that can be used to eliminate human labor that goes into tedious coding jobs.
  • The tasks performed by OpenAI Codex are not complex but they are time-consuming and error-prone. Hence, using OpenAI Codex will save you a lot of time.
  • The company has stated that OpenAI Codex will be available for free in the starting phase to the users. Also, the software is available in the public domain to be used on Github.


OpenAI Codex will soon be available to be used for free. No matter if you are a coder or not, this software will enable you to code and unlock the mysteries that go into software constructions. Make sure to check out OpenAI Codex and recommend it to your friends.

We hope you have found everything there is to know about OpenAI Codex. Thank you for reading this article! 

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Rahul Choudhary is a technology and troubleshooting expert. He gives his expert opinion on different technology trends and provides troubleshooting guides for different apps, websites, & consumer hardware products. He graduated in BA English Honours from the University Of Delhi, and later he learned HTML and WordPress. He also did a certificate course in Hardware and Network Troubleshooting , and a certificate course in Computer Architecture.