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Code faster with generative AI, but beware the risks when you do

Otto Williams

May 4, 2024

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In the realm of software development, efficiency is often king. With the introduction of Generative Artificial Intelligence (GenAI), developers have found a potent ally in coding faster and more effectively. Yet, this technological boon is not without its complications.

Generative AI has been a part of the tech landscape since at least 2019, primarily enhancing tasks like code testing through machine learning. However, the latest advancements offer more profound enhancements in natural language processing, image creation, and, notably, coding. Diego Lo Giudice of Forrester underscores the importance of these advancements, highlighting that GenAI not only aids in generating code but also serves as a virtual expert across various developmental stages—from planning to testing.

Forrester's introduction of "TuringBots" marks a significant step forward. These AI-driven tools support developers by automating and enhancing tasks like code completion, technical documentation retrieval, and even design of APIs and microservices. Noteworthy platforms like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Microsoft’s Sketch2Code exemplify how these technologies streamline processes that once took considerably longer.

However, the integration of GenAI carries inherent risks, particularly in security. The capacity of AI to multiply outputs also scales the potential vulnerabilities, necessitating a balanced approach to its application. Developers are advised to maintain rigorous standards of quality and security, especially in sensitive or regulated sectors.

As organizations navigate the expanding capabilities of low-code and GenAI platforms, understanding the underlying models and ensuring they align with corporate policies is crucial. The journey with GenAI is complex and demands a strategic approach to harness its potential fully while mitigating risks.

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For more detailed insights into the opportunities and challenges presented by GenAI in software development, see the full article on [ZDNET](

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