Enhanced Search on Stack Overflow for Teams

Use GenAI to get quick summarized answers by entering your questions directly into the search box.

Last updated July 27, 2023
ProductStack Overflow for Teams

Developers are challenged at times searching for the right keywords to find an answer to their problem. Now with GenAI you can get a summary answer from a wide array of community-validated, accurate sources.

Why do this?

Getting summarized answers based on the combined results of others' questions and answers helps to centralize the knowledge and all answers would include the proper citing and sources.

Feature set

  • Provides citing of the internal Stack Overflow for Teams and external Stack Overflow community sources for all output.
  • Ability to configure preferences (answer length, technical level, sources to include).
  • Feedback to support reinforcement learning.
  • Suggested follow up questions to continue the conversation for deeper insights.

* Concepts are mock ups and not actual AI generated content.

About Labs

Since 2008 Stack Overflow has pioneered open source conversations in the technology community, helping us become the most visited, most trusted destination for developers in the world. In 2017, we unleashed the same productivity gains inside companies with Stack Overflow for Teams.

Knowledge sharing between peers and experts is fundamental to software development ‒ you can see it happening in Slack, in meetings, or quick hangs. Advances in technology, like GenAI, puts everyone in learning mode and knowledge sharing is at the core of that experience.

Stack Overflow for Teams sits at the very intersection of curiosity and innovation, a place to ask & answer your peers’ questions, learn from other experts within the company, and keep up with ‒ or be the driver of ‒ all new developments.

Our guiding principles

Find new ways to give technologists more time to create amazing things.
Accuracy is fundamental. That comes from attributed, peer-reviewed sources that provide transparency.
The coding field should be accessible to all, including beginners to advanced users.
Humans should always be included in the application of any new technology.

With these in mind, starting over the next few months, we will be sharing our ideas, opinions, designs, research and product ideas which combine emerging technologies with our platforms and services.