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The future of AI in software development | Inbal Shani (CPO of GitHub)

Dec 1, 2023
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In today's podcast, Lenny interviews Inbal Shani, CPO of GitHub, discussing the future of AI in software development. They cover topics such as overhyped and underhyped aspects of AI, AI-driven code generation, whether AI will replace developers, software development in the next few years, and how product teams operate at GitHub.
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Quick takeaways

  • AI in software development complements human creativity and innovation, rather than replacing it.
  • AI-driven testing is an underhyped area in software development with the potential for comprehensive testing suites.

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The evolving role of AI tools in software development

AI tools in software development are becoming increasingly important for improving productivity and the connected experience. While some may fear that AI will replace human developers, the speaker emphasizes that AI is a tool that complements human creativity and innovation. The use of AI enables junior developers to spend more time understanding complex systems and environments, freeing them up from basic coding tasks. The guest, Inbal Shanee, discusses the end state of AI-based tooling and shares insights on the underhyped potential of AI-driven testing in software development.

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