Although AI supports human developers at all stages of the development cycle, software development as we know is on the brink of major change.
Artificial Intelligence technology is changing the way developers work. Already, it has made huge gains in productivity, quality, and speed. AI algorithms can improve everything, from project planning and estimation to quality tests and user experience.
A recent Deloitte report shows that AI-enhanced development of software could make a developer 10X more productive than if they were to do it on their own.
Another report by PMI showed that AI innovators have higher rates of on-time delivery and greater returns on investments, and a higher share of the business benefits from projects than AI laggards.
You should be prepared for major changes if you are an industry leader, a software industry professional, or a thought leader within your industry.
This article will discuss the advantages of artificial intelligence in software development. It also discusses emerging use cases. These can help you to plan ahead and avoid losing ground to your competition.
1. Artificial Intelligence is Already Changing the Role of Software Developers
Software developers are already evolving. It is possible that it will look very different in the next ten years. It is unlikely that technology will replace software developers. It will take many years before AI can write code all by itself.
It is more likely that software developers will do a different set of tasks, and learn skills that enable them to work with AI on the job.
AI can take over repetitive, simple tasks (an area in which AI excels), allowing developers to spend more of their time solving complex problems. This combination will not replace software development but enhance it.
It is also important to mention that AI will be used to detect gaps in existing technologies, and alert organizations when they are required.
This will lead to a greater need for developers in the future. It suggests that AI and software development will likely increase together.
2. AI Enables Fully-Automated Software Testing at Speed & Scale
Software testing has become more important to quality assurance. Quality assurance testing has been a tedious, manual job with high margins of error.
There is a limit to the resources and workforce available. This means that bugs and other issues may slip through the cracks. They will only be discovered after the product is released.
Artificial intelligence has many benefits. It allows for fast and accurate testing. This improves the process so that bugs can be fixed before the product is released. This reduces development time and ensures a better-quality product.
Already, we can see how AI improves software testing and software development in a variety of ways. This includes test bots that identify software bugs and visual testing that uses image-based machine-learning and side-by-sides comparisons to test the interface of an application.
Differential testing is also available. This compares different versions of an application, classifies them, and then uses feedback to improve its classification.
3. AI-Powered Coding Helps Teams Build Apps Faster
Artificial intelligence will not replace software programmers. Instead, it will be a tool for software programmers to gain new knowledge, streamline processes and ultimately write better code.
AI-enabled programming apps such as Deep TabNine, Tara, and Kite are a major trend in AI software development. These apps basically bring “autocomplete” to the software development process in order to speed up and improve accuracy during the coding process.
Mendix offers another solution. It also provides an AI-driven mentoring platform that helps new developers build apps in real-time.
These tools will ultimately democratize development, allowing developers to spend more time on problem-solving, designing, and other creative solutions that maximize their value to the organization.
4. Automated Error Management
A developer would normally go into a program to find out the cause of an error in the software.
If the problem can be identified, then work to fix it. While this process is perfectly fine, it can be time-consuming, and costly, as well as error-prone.
Artificial intelligence has the advantage of automatically diagnosing, diagnosing, and fixing software errors, without any developer having to touch them. This reduces costs and improves efficiency.
AI and machine-learning algorithms can also help to predict and prevent errors by automatically searching databases and recommending steps that developers take to avoid them.
An abnormality could refer to anything, from bugs to missing codes or misclassifications. AI can improve efficiency and quality by making code easier to fix and prevent future problems from occurring.
5. Artificial Intelligence Technology Offers More Accurate Planning & Cost Estimation
Software development estimates are always a difficult task because it’s hard to predict the obstacles that you may encounter and how much they can impact the budget or delay deadlines.
Artificial intelligence can use all the data it has from previous projects, as well as a range of other factors to provide a more precise estimate of software development costs. This will allow your company to make a decision about which projects it wants to pursue and which ones to stop before you start.
Crane.ai shares in this Medium post how it uses AI-enabled Project Planning to accurately estimate the cost of delivering apps. As new requirements are added, the platform adjusts the project automatically. This prevents scope creep and informs stakeholders before making a decision.
Integration with GitHub also allows for code changes to be ingested as they occur and maps how they affect the project.
6. Artificial Intelligence Technology is Redefining What it Means to Be a Leader
Artificial intelligence is having an impact on more than just the development phase. It is being increasingly used to make big-picture decisions.
Artificial intelligence uses machine learning to collect, categorize and analyze data in order to make intelligent decisions.
As artificial intelligence improves in providing precise insights that allow for better decision-making, leaders will be less able to rely on their gut instinct. Stakeholders in organizations and investors will less depend on individual guidance and more on complex algorithms that leverage millions or billions of points of data.
Future leaders will be more involved in human and cultural aspects of the business. This includes mentoring employees and corporate ethics.
Leaders will also need to know how to decide which information should be included and what information is missing from the current artificial intelligence programs.
7. AI Connects Developers to Real-Time Customer Feedback
The way that users interact with the tech stack used on the job will be dramatically changed by real-time input from AI-enabled tools.
Machine learning algorithms allow the software to respond to specific user actions, serving variable content and automatically adjusting font sizes, buttons, on-page elements. This creates a dynamic software experience that draws in real-time user interaction data to drive improvement as code is modified.
This enhanced functionality is combined with continuous feedback from users to smoothen out friction points in key areas. It can reduce abandoned cart rates, increase conversions, and make the software more accessible.
Unlock the Benefits of AI Software Development
AI will be a requirement in the long term for software development.
Organizations need to understand the advantages of artificial intelligence and how it is changing the development landscape so that they can respond appropriately to this new technology and remain ahead of the rest.
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