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AI to overhaul programmers' role


4 Jan, 2017 09:00 am

While AI systems writing code based on a natural language demand is still some way off, the technology is coming and is set to dramatically change how software developers work.


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Artificial intelligence systems are set to shake up the future of programming, according to a new report by research firm Forrester.

The speed of the advance will be determined by the level of investment in the sector, adds the report, which points to advances made by Google, Facebook, Baidu in addressing complex hurdles such as "unsupervised deep learning".

AI's role in software development in the near future hinges on how fast researchers make advances in machine learning, neural networks, and other technologies to improve how AI emulates human thought processes.

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AI is not expected to replace human software developers in the near term, but it should eventually improve productivity for writing code.
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