World’s first AI software engineer Devin announced, it can write, code, create using single prompt

Tech company Cognition introduces Devin, the world's first AI software engineer capable of coding, creating websites and software through a single prompt, designed to work alongside human engineers.
World’s first AI software engineer Devin announced, it can write, code, create using single prompt
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There is a new AI tool so smart that it can write code, create websites, and software with just a single prompt. Devin, created by the tech company Cognition, is the first AI software engineer. It can do pretty much everything you ask it to do. And the AI tool does not come with the intention to replace human engineers, it is designed to work hand-in-hand with them. The makers say that the AI tool has not been launched to replace human engineers but to make their lives easier

“Today we're excited to introduce Devin, the first AI software engineer. Devin is the new state-of-the-art on the SWE-Bench coding benchmark, has successfully passed practical engineering interviews from leading AI companies, and has even completed real jobs on Upwork. Devin is an autonomous agent that solves engineering tasks through the use of its own shell, code editor, and web browser,” Cognition posted on Twitter aka X.

What makes Devin stand out is its incredible ability to think ahead and plan complex tasks. It can make thousands of decisions, learn from its mistakes, and get better over time. Plus, it has all the tools a human engineer needs, like a code editor and browser, right at its digital fingertips. Devin is considered the most advanced or cutting-edge solution available for evaluating software engineering tasks based on the SWE-bench coding benchmark. Essentially, it performed exceptionally well compared to other solutions when tested against a standard set of software engineering problems. The AI tool performed well in practical engineering interviews conducted by top artificial intelligence companies. These interviews likely involved tasks and challenges relevant to the field of AI and software engineering, and the AI assistant managed to meet expectations.

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World’s first AI software engineer Devin announced, it can write, code, create using single prompt

But Devin isn't just a solo act. It's designed to work hand-in-hand with human engineers, providing real-time updates, accepting feedback, and collaborating on design choices. So, rather than replacing humans, Devin complements their skills, making teams more productive and efficient.

So, what exactly can Devin do? Well, pretty much anything you throw at it. Whether it's learning new technologies, building and deploying apps from start to finish, or hunting down and fixing pesky bugs in code, Devin's got it covered. It can even train its own AI models and tackle issues in open-source projects.

And Devin's not just talk – it's backed by impressive results. Tested on real-world challenges, Devin outperformed previous AI models by a wide margin, resolving nearly 14 per cent of issues compared to just under 2 percent for its predecessors. That's a game-changer in the world of software engineering.

But perhaps the most exciting part is that Devin isn't limited to lab tests. It's already been put to work on platforms like Upwork, where it tackled real-world coding tasks with ease, from debugging computer vision models to compiling detailed reports.

Devin represents a major leap forward in AI technology. By automating routine tasks and empowering engineers to focus on more complex problems, it's paving the way for a new era of innovation in software development. So, whether you're a seasoned engineer or just starting out, Devin is here to make your job easier and more exciting than ever before.

Source: India Today

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