Copilot X heralds a new era of AI-powered coding

GitHub has unveiled Copilot X, an upgraded version of its AI-powered coding assistance tool.

Copilot X adopts OpenAI’s latest GPT-4 model and now features chat and voice interfaces, support for pull requests, command-line support, and can generate answer questions from documentation:

https://twitter.com/marktenenholtz/status/1638549603753795584

Unlike traditional coding assistance tools that rely on simple code templates or pre-defined snippets, Copilot X uses...

Developer demos GPT-4’s coding skills

A developer has shown off GPT-4’s prowess in creating mobile apps.

If you’ve been living under a rock, GPT-4 – OpenAI’s latest multimodal large language model – was released earlier this week.

GPT-4 now exhibits “human-level” performance on several benchmarks.

In a simulated law bar exam, GPT-3.5 scored around the bottom 10 percent. GPT-4, however, passed the exam among the top 10 percent.

OpenAI said in a blog post that GPT-4 is "more...

Google offers ML-powered translation for Android apps

Google has announced that it will offer free machine-learning translation for Android apps.

The service will enable developers to bring their apps to as many people as possible, without incurring significant additional costs.

At launch, seven languages are supported:

Chinese (Simplified) French German Indonesian Japanese Portuguese Spanish

Google Translate’s transformer-based language models will be used for accurate translation into...

Ram Chakravarti, CTO, BMC Software: On breaking the DevOps plateau and using automation to improve security

The majority of organisations are stuck in a "plateau" in their DevOps evolution and are struggling to advance into the higher stages of adoption.

BMC Software knows a thing or two about the subject and recently sponsored Puppet's 2021 State of DevOps report.

Developer spoke with Ram Chakravarti, CTO of BMC Software, to gain some insights into how to break the DevOps plateau and how automation can be used to bolster security.

Developer: Puppet’s 2021...

IBM brings Python data science platform Anaconda to Linux

IBM is bringing the Python data science platform Anaconda to the company’s LinuxONE and IBM Z customers.

Anaconda is the world's most popular Python distribution platform and boasts over 25 million users worldwide. Today’s announcement is the latest part of IBM’s effort to bring popular data science frameworks and libraries to its enterprise platforms.

Barry Baker, VP of Product Management for IBM Z & LinuxONE, wrote in a blog post:

“Data scientists...

Perforce acquires AI-based mobile testing experts 21 Labs

Enterprise development solutions provider Perforce has acquired the AI-based mobile testing experts at 21 Labs.

The acquisition will bolster Perforce’s existing portfolio of solutions for the enterprise development lifecycle with powerful testing capabilities.

21 Labs’ self-learning, AI-based mobile automation testing tool helps businesses to deploy quality iOS and Android apps faster.

Shani Shoham, CEO and Founder of 21 Labs, said:

“Together,...

Play Store’s AI security blocks almost one million policy-violating apps

Google’s AI-powered Play Store security has blocked almost one million policy-violating apps from reaching users.

In a blog post, Google detailed what it’s been doing to protect the billions of Android users and millions of developers creating apps for the world’s largest mobile platform.

2020 was a year when many of us made sacrifices to our freedoms to protect not just ourselves, but those around us. Unfortunately, criminals sought to take advantage of more...

Five ways to use AI in app development to improve your customer service experience

As we move towards a digital world, the relationship between businesses and customers has been changing over the last few years. With customers' expectations higher than ever, companies need to find new ways to interact with them and improve their processes and services' efficiency and quality. It’s in this context that several organizations are starting to board the AI train to enhance their customer service with smarter experiences and process automation.

Artificial...

GameRefinery’s AI auto-tags features and visuals for iOS developers

GameRefinery has boosted its game analytics platform with a new AI which automatically generates tags highlighting features and visuals.

The new system can auto-generate up to 100 tags per game and is currently being used for over 100,000 iOS games in Western markets including the US, UK, Canada, Australia, and New Zealand.

GameRefinery claims its new AI can automatically identify 51 features and 45 visual styles. This enables it to quickly tag games that its human...

Nvidia celebrates reaching two million registered developers

Nvidia is celebrating reaching the two million registered developers milestone by highlighting some of their community's achievements.

GPUs from Nvidia are powering everything from your home gaming rig to self-driving cars. Most recently, they’ve even been harnessed in the global fight against COVID-19.

And Nvidia is truly a global company. The California-based firm highlighted some of the most active GPU developers per region:

In North America, the most active...