Basic/Advanced AI Models
Basic models are free, while advanced models provide best results.
Bito's 10X Developer Plan users can either start a conversation with Basic AI Models (e.g. GPT-3.5 Turbo, Claude Instant, etc.) or more Advanced AI Models (e.g. GPT-4, Claude 1.3, Claude 2, etc.). In contrast, the Forever Free plan users are limited to using only Basic AI Models.
To switch between Basic and Advanced AI models, start a new chat. Click the "+" plus symbol at the top-right of the Bito plugin pane. Then, pick the AI model you want.
Below, you'll find an easy guide on how to do this.
This guide will help you understand when to use Basic and when to use Advanced AI models. You will also learn how to select and chat with these models in the Bito chatbox.
These models are designed to provide essential AI capabilities for most everyday coding tasks. They offer a solid starting point for generating boilerplate code, writing documentation, explaining code snippets, and solving simple coding problems.
While using Basic AI models, your prompts and the memory of the chat are limited to 40,000 characters (about 18 single-spaced pages).
They are also less expensive in terms of API costs. So, if you are frequently asking less-important questions in the Bito chatbox, then these Basic AI models will definitely help you save costs.
These models are more suitable for high-complexity tasks that require long/complex prompts and advanced reasoning.
They provide more accurate and relevant code snippets, comments, or solutions to complex coding problems.
Additionally, when using Advanced AI models, your prompts and the chat memory can extend up to 240,000 characters (about 110 single-spaced pages). This means that these models can process your entire code files, leading to more accurate answers.
So, if you are looking for the best results for complex tasks, then go with Advanced AI models.
When you open the Bito plugin in Visual Studio Code or JetBrains IDEs, it will by default display the "Home" tab. This tab contains two buttons "Basic" and "Advanced" to switch between the Basic and Advanced AI models respectively.
Let's say you selected "Advanced" and asked a question; now the selection buttons will disappear, and the Advanced AI models will be used for this entire chat session.
If you want to switch to the Basic AI models, you have to start a new conversation. To do so, click on the plus icon given in the top-right corner of the Bito plugin pane. This time, select the "Basic" button to ask the question.
Tip: Instead of starting a new conversation each time you want to switch between the Basic and Advanced AI models, you can also continue your previous chat sessions by selecting them from the Chat Session History tab.