AI software flags a coding slip even before it happens

Mar 09, 2018, 6:52 AM EST
(Source: Yuri Samoilov/flickr)
(Source: Yuri Samoilov/flickr)

AI software, called Commit Assistant, can spot possible coding slip-ups and alert programmers about potential bugs, an ability that can slash the labor and costs incurred on finding and fixing coding mistakes in programs.

The software, developed by Game developer Ubisoft, tracks when a programmer is writing a code similar to the one that was previously edited to remove bugs, notes MIT Technology Review.

Ubisoft fed the software with coding data of about 10 years from its software library to train Commit Assistant to learn from past mistakes and apply the rectifications used previously, writes Futurism.