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AI in software development



What is AI?


The capability of an artificial machine to think and act like a human can be called Artificial

Intelligence. The scope of AI is unrestricted, and even the sky’s not the limit. The use of AI is

increasing and advancing in every sector and every field of industry. The algorithm-based

machine learning, which is further a subset of Artificial intelligence, is the basis for predictive

analysis of data by data scientists. Machines learn through various methods and apply their

learnings while deciding or performing a task.


AI has its fair share of importance in the field of Software Development. It also automates the

workflow at every stage, fastening every action and providing an amazing user experience.

There has been a growing shift toward AI in Software development, and AI is definitely the

future of Software Development. Here are some ways Artificial intelligence can help you create your next ‘wow’ software product.


Increased User experience


Every software must provide an AI-powered(AI Chatbots) platform for a user, that replies to

every query instantly and gives a top-notch quality experience to users. Almost every customer service website, like IRCTC, BookMyShow, MakeMyTrip, etc., is powered by AI chatbots to help customers. AI-backed Alexa and other intelligent voice assistants have also been helping users with a wide range of activities at the tip of their voices.Increased speed of development Machine Learning and deep learning techniques can help DevOp reduce several software testing processes. The quality assurance analysts would no longer be needed to manually test the software as AI would test your software automatically at every stage. Fintech companies are adopting AI-powered trading bots to automate the trades of their books.


Enhanced Security and Privacy


The stronger deep learning models can classify and identify almost everything in a frame. Hence, AI can enhance security by giving access to only identified and verified individuals while maintaining privacy at the user level by giving different access to different users as defined by the admin. Banking applications exclusively use AI to keep secure the data of their customers.


Recommender system


If your product is a video streaming service or a podcast/music streaming service, then powering the software with a recommender system would boost user experience and user stay-time on your application. The recommender system works by understanding the user’s interests and predicting their next best option. Companies like Netflix and Facebook extensively curate users’ content with AI’s help.


Error elimination


The AI can help diagnose and treat an error without human intervention, which also reduces

maintenance costs. AI can use reinforcement learning to deal with errors with the concept of

reward and punishment. The data is then retrained to avoid the same errors in the future. This way, it ensures that an error dealt with is an error eliminated forever.


Decision Making and Time estimation


The ability of AI includes the ability to make decisions. Under defined constraints and criteria, the machine can make the most suitable and accurate decision. Different regression models can help predict the estimated time frame and cost estimation for the current project when trained with past project timelines and cost estimations. The supervised and unsupervised learning algorithms can significantly help a developer with advanced services.

The scope of AI in Software Development is huge, and the list goes on with other applications such as automated coding, automated UI design, etc. This is the reason why it is believed that 80% of businesses are investing in AI, and around 50% of these businesses have already started defining their AI strategies.


The role of AI is not only limited to software development but also helps developers to deploy their software in the most cost-effective way. Surveys can be conducted to know the user interests and needs, and the Machine Learning algorithms can deal with the data to select the best region and the best time to deploy the product. Post-deployment, AI can be used in sentimental analysis to understand user feedback and help developers bring in new updates for user satisfaction. Sentimental analysis can be done using natural language processing, which helps extract the scope of improvements from every

feedback the user provides.


Conclusion


The discipline of software development benefits greatly from AI.

Here’s a summary of how far we have come:


  1. AI can be used to improve operational performance and user experience.

  2. You can make your AI recommend personalized and customized content for the user.

  3. With AI, you get next-gen security and data privacy as its complex algorithms ensure encryption.

  4. Lastly, it eliminates errors and takes important decisions to keep the process running smoothly.


The future of the human race looks bright with these technological advancements. Let us hope that the changes brought by AI will be in the right direction and towards the betterment of society and individuals as a whole. There would essentially be nothing that a human would need to perform manually once the ultimate power of artificial intelligence is combined with impending human breakthroughs.

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