“My team has a saying: what looks like magic to your competitors in five years is your good planning. And it is. It takes tons of money, work, and energy to urge where you’re going with advancements in AI.”– John Frémont, Founder and Chief Strategy Officer of Hypergiant.
With more digitally influences, the future of Artificial Intelligence (AI)or Machine Learning (ML) is the newer revolution that will take up the whole world. As the name suggests, AI uses the machine’s (computer’s) intelligence and can make intelligent decisions or could help support humans to take one.
Impact Of Ai On Software Development
Software developers’ daily tasks performed by them can be done through AI now. With AI executing more straightforward jobs, developers can focus their time more on problem-solving situations. AI algorithms and advanced analytics could help developers in making vital decisions in less time.
Although many companies are still in the early stage of using this application, it is expected that the revenue generated worldwide, through the utilization of AI tools, would be around $119 Billion by the year 2025.
AI will not take away the developer’s job. Instead, AI and software developers will grow together, by both workings alongside each other. Their combination will help enhance and improve their performances to take software development to newer levels.
Benefits Of Artificial Intelligence
1.Enhancing The Performance Of Software Developers: The future of AI can help speed up the process of decision-making by analyzing existing applications and prioritizing the products. It will not only save developers time but will also provide the opportunity for companies to make decisions instantaneously, increasing sales.
Software developers can use tools like AI Canvas for taking tactical decisions they need to make, for bettering their company.
AI developers can write better codes, with the knowledge of the existing data, and helping them in becoming better developers. Developers will have the time and energy to focus on creative solutions and enhancing designing techniques for software problems.
2. Automated Error Management And Software Designing: Whenever the developers face errors while developing software, it’s a standard procedure to locate the fault, discover why it occurred, and fix it. This process is very time-consuming and could take longer sometimes than usual.
Helped by AI tools, it will automatically discover the error and fix it with less time. Even in scenarios where AI couldn’t fix the error, it will help developers to narrow it down. It helps improve efficiency and keeps the costs down.
AI software development takes a lot of workforces as it’s a very complex part of the development. Planning and designing a project can take up lots of effort and money.
AI tools such as AIDA (Artificial Intelligence Design Assistant) could help automate the planning and designing process by gathering informational data like customers’ requirements, location, products, type of business, etc. Hence, saving time, money, and efforts of the developers.
3. Time-Saving Project Management: Documenting the work takes time, and there could be a typo or other errors made by the developers. The AI tools could help reduce the documentation time by analyzing the past data and recognizing the historical patterns.
It will also help neglect all the typo errors and make sure the real-time communications go smoothly between teams by digitally sending/receiving accurate data.
AI algorithms can help improve project timelines and cost estimations and could lower failure rates. AI tools and development software can help decide what projects you should proceed by determining more accurate software development estimates.
Impact Of AI On Software Testing
Testing is the core part of a software development lifecycle. Detecting and fixing bugs, and constant monitoring of the development lifecycle are major tasks which take up plenty of organization’s money and time.
AI entering in software testing will make software tester’s lives smarter and more efficient by consuming the lesser time for manual testing and making automation and regression testing perform faster and better.
From the year 2014, there has been a spike in industries by offering AI-based services. Some industries are-
Test Bots: AI currently offers ‘test bots’ to automate certain activities like discovering, modeling, test generation, and failure detection. A combination of machine learnings is used to implement these bots. Bots will help identify the flaws and could predict the quality of the software.
It’s a smart approach to prioritize the failures in categories- crucial, critical, and standard errors. AI tools will help maintain the quality of the software with certain benefits such as speed, optimization, better coverage, traceability, and spending cost-effectively.
Future Trends: AI algorithms could help carry out the testing cycle smoothly. It could ensure that the testing is error-free, could provide cost-effective solutions, and lets testers focus on significant issues. With the new tool ideas, one can learn from the past data and target the repetitive tasks in less time.
AI-enabled code testing prototypes could help testers carry out mass testing on millions of codes. AI will help organizations in spreading their businesses.
Here are certain areas where AI could help software Testers-
• A boost inaccuracy.
• AI could help expand the scope of testing.
• The quality of the software delivered could improve.
• Enhancement in web and mobile application testing.
• Visual testing for user-interfaces could be possible.
• Refinement in automation testing.
Defect Analysis: As software development progresses, it becomes difficult to find errors in the system. Hence, defect analysis and prevention become very important. AI could also help in pre-determining the bugs and provide suggestions to fix them, which will help testers to write error-free codes. It will help speed up the process and ensure the smooth functioning of all the processes.
With errors being monitored properly, the cost of implementing the software will also be decreased.
Proper training will be required for the testers to work along with the AI/ML interface. Testers will also look after the AI algorithms being implemented and would have to supervise them too.
Conclusion: With such advancements in technology, software developers and testers might feel threatened by it as their jobs could be in danger. A simple machine could take up the roles of several people.
But AI will not only help create more jobs for the software developers/testers, but it will also help enhance their skills. The availability of AI-enabled solutions will allow software companies to provide exceptional experiences to their customers by delivering strategies according to their needs.
Both AI and humans will work together and make the software industries a dream job for its aspirers. While no one knows what the future of AI will hold, we should always be prepared for it.
Author Bio: Dilip Tiwari is an SEO Expert at Universal Stream Solution. Universal Stream Solution is a web development company in Atlanta. That helps startups to enterprise companies in mobile & web technology.