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Boosting Speed and Efficiency: The Power of Generative AI in Transforming Software Development

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The advent of Generative AI models had a significant impact across industries – but most importantly, it accelerated the mainstream adoption of automation, thus enhancing speed and productivity. GenAI, unlike any other technology, has empowered developers to push beyond regular constraints and rethink possibilities at breakneck speed. From automating code generation to debugging, future-forward organizations are continuously reimagining the role of Generative AI in transforming software development.

But the adoption of GenAI in software development is far from being unidimensional! It nudges organizations to proactively reassess software security and quality controls, address talent and productivity gaps, and even help with documentation, thus accelerating efficiency.

Generative AI for enhancing speed. A GENerational revolution

How does Generative AI impact software development? GenAI enables organizations to rethink their entire software development lifecycle (SDLC)–from initiating the first draft of a new code to examining codes for bugs and errors. An empirical McKinsey research[1] indicates that GenAI tools empower developers to write new codes in nearly “half the time” and perform code refactoring in about “two-thirds” the time. Thus, with the right tooling and processes, coupled with developer ingenuity, these speed gains can be transformed into productivity gains.

At HTCNXT, we have witnessed the revolutionizing role of AI across the SDLC. For instance, we recently helped an automobile giant transform their production process with an intuitive AI algorithm to identify incorrect part codes. This helped our client improve process efficiencies by preventing over 80% of instances of wrong supplier codes in its first iteration. With our AI platform, MAGE, organizations can reduce manual effort and unlock the full potential of generative artificial intelligence with a comprehensive suite of tools and services.

GenAI for enhancing development speed

Here are three ways Generative AI can expedite software development:
1. Accelerating coding
Advanced AI algorithms, such as OpenAI’s Codex and GPT-4, and Microsoft’s Copilot, adeptly generate code segments in response to natural language queries, expediting code creation and automating routine coding tasks. Furthermore, AI-driven testing tools rapidly detect issues and shortcomings within the code, allowing developers to rectify them quickly. This results in reduced development cycles and swifter go-to-market for software applications.
2. Automating repetitive tasks
Documentation generation based on code comments, data preparation, and cleaning no longer requires human intervention. Automation has liberated developers to channel their expertise into tasks like architectural design and algorithm optimization, effectively catalyzing more sophisticated software development within shorter timeframes.
3. Augmenting innovation /AI-driven analytics
Generative AI takes center stage when offering advanced analytical capabilities that propel software development innovation with data-driven refinement and informed decision-making. AI algorithms can meticulously study user interactions to unveil usage patterns, preferences, and pain points that enable developers to build responsive applications. For example, MAGE uses data-driven insights to deep-dive into customer challenges that better equip developers to build intent-based software.

Generative AI: A reality of the present. Real-world applications and success stories

The implementation of AI in software development is incredibly deep-rooted. Microsoft’s Kosmos-1, with its image and audio prompt response, proved the extent of it. Kosmos-1 researchers stated, “…unlocking multimodal input greatly widens the applications of language models to more high-value areas, such as multimodal machine learning, document intelligence, and robotics.”

Get. Set. Generate. Tools and resources for GenAI implementation

The speed at which AI is capable of helping industries suggests one thing: a widespread application by developers. In fact, a study by Gartner mentions, “By 2027, 70% of professional developers will use AI-powered coding tools, up from less than 10% today.”

This growing popularity of GenAI coding tools expands the horizons for developers to integrate artificial intelligence with mature software development kits (SDKs) and low-code platforms to quickly and efficiently build software at scale.

However, this is a double-edged sword! GenAI tools, although promising, are not sentient (yet). Hence, the onus is on the developers and organizations to craft meticulous, expository-style prompts that guide the technology to produce the desired output.

A brave new world: Overcoming challenges in AI-driven development

In a world that is swarming with the latest implementations of AI, GenAI is not devoid of challenges. Below are three pain points we’ve observed among entrants:

  • Enterprises need to identify their GenAI goals and objectives and outline the expectations and outcomes. This will help them to expedite decision-making and implementation and ask the right questions–Are our developers GenAI ready? Do we have a defined usage policy? At what stage of the SDLC do we implement GenAI?
  • Tech leaders need to meticulously craft strategies that not only address effective problem resolution but also lay the groundwork for an AI-first paradigm in both functionality and organizational culture. Nurturing and transforming the company culture is key to fostering this approach and facilitating a comprehensive digital transformation.
  • Ethical AI is the buzzword for the season and for a good reason! For instance, even at an individual level, developers must adhere to best practices, avoiding the direct inclusion of credentials and tokens in their code to fend off security threats. Despite safeguards, there’s a risk of AI breaking security, and if security schemes are inadvertently shared with generative AI during the intake process, significant risks may arise.

The future of GenAI in software development

Despite the hurdles, Generative AI stands on the brink of revolutionizing software development in a manner unparalleled by any other tool or process enhancement. Current generative AI-based tools empower developers to accomplish tasks at a rate nearly twice as fast as traditional methods, and this is merely the initial phase. Anticipated to seamlessly integrate throughout the software development life cycle, the evolving technology holds the promise of not only enhancing speed but also elevating the quality of the development process.

But to truly realize the GenAI potential in software development, organizations need a structured approach that does not discount human intuition and the need for workforce upskilling. At HTCNXT, we advocate for a harmonious integration of artificial intelligence with human expertise, fostering an environment where continuous learning and adaptation are embraced.


Sudheer Kotagiri​

Global Head of Architecture and AI Platforms







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