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How AI Will Redefine Software Development

How AI Will Redefine Software Development
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The impact of AI on the digital world should not be underestimated. While several experts explore how AI will redefine key functions that we have come to take for granted, the first realm to see an AI-driven revolution is software development.  

AI is Expanding Rapidly  

According to research from IDC, the global AI market is expected to surpass $341.8 billion in 2021 and then exceed $500 billion by 2024 with an annual growth rate of 18.8 percent. It is noteworthy, however, that 88 percent of this market will be in the form of software, primarily from applications.  

This evolution will usher in a significant change in the software market. It will redefine the way code is written, updated, and released. Highly trained, well-paid software engineers will see a shift from the monotony of writing and rewriting minute functions to focus on more creativity, strategic-level operations that offer greater value and drive core business operations. 

Automation in DevOps Will Boost AI

The evolution of AI will also prompt the rapid automation in DevOps. This could alter the way software is bought and sold. Individual users will be able to get required updates from AI, and will not need to pay more for a generic new release from developers. 

Boost Operations   

AI will enable companies to streamline their operations. Organizations will be able to benefit from enhanced market analysis, cost planning, and AI-based programming assistants. Enterprises will also benefit from automated testing and compiling and more efficient bug fixing. 

This will help boost product delivery at a more rapid pace and enable higher levels of customization. 

Promoting New Thinking   

Software developers will need to adopt new ways of thinking. They will have to think out-of-the-box and begin to focus on the aspects of software that are not easily automated. Developers will need to explore how multiple software systems can work together seamlessly. 

Driven by the rise of no-code and low-code programs, primarily written by AI, human developers will be able to focus on building highly customized solutions for a diverse range of challenges. 

The Continued Evolution of AI

As AI continues to evolve, we can expect to see broader democratization of software development. Soon, virtually anyone will be able to create new programs, with no prior experience necessary. 

Closing Thoughts  

AI looks poised to unleash significant disruption across all areas of the digital landscape. It is inevitable that software development, too, will evolve. 

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