> How will artificial intelligence influence the way we code?

Since it was first coined in 1956, artificial intelligence (AI) has reshaped and transformed the way we view life and work. From smart home assistants like Amazon Alexa or Google Home, chatbots to self-driving cars, AI is already an integral part of our everyday lives, and has completely changed the manner in how we interact with technology.

This makes us wonder, how will artificial intelligence influence the way we code? Will coding become obsolete with AI?

With constant code, language and requirements changes, software developers have always had to adapt and keep up with new technologies in order to remain relevant. Whereas AI is constantly learning, adapting and improving its performance - making coding look like a brisk walk in a park!

The generation of low-code application platforms (LCAP) or no-code platforms, which allow users to create generate code when providing high-level directions, are already disrupting the way apps are created and developed. We have also seen how AI itself has the potential to generate its own version of low or no code, through OpenAI CODEX.

In 2021 alone, Garner forecast the worldwide low-code industry to reach $13.8 billion. Gartner also forecasted that the worldwide artificial intelligence software market would reach $62 billion in 2022.

Often perceived as faster and more precise, this shift towards pursuing the convenience of AI has made some developers rethink the longevity and sustainability of their careers.

Coding is a profession that requires years of study and mastery, but it is also a skill that can be learned and developed over time. And now, with artificial intelligence, we see this tool help coders learn faster and more effectively than ever before.

There is no doubt that artificial intelligence is changing the world of software development, but its growth and progress in the domain is not just limited to coding. It is at the heart of modern software development, and its expansion calls for all industry leaders, coders, and users to teach it how to write code for their own benefit.

With AI, we could change the way we code through:
1) Code generation tools
2) Code quality tools
3) Collaboration tools

AI can learn to take away the complexity of coding, enabling developers to use machine learning algorithms to automate the load of their work, freeing them up for higher-value tasks. And as part of the coding community, it is our shared impetus to recognise that as technology evolves, so should our methods and perceptions of coding.

AI is the future, and it is already here and now. It will fundamentally change the way we code, as it will allow us to focus on the more human and creative elements of coding, which will in turn drive value in the usability, design, ethics and feature functionality of all our products and endeavours.

At 42 Abu Dhabi, we believe that coding opens the door to infinite possibilities, so imagine what you could do when pairing AI and the mastered skill of coding. Kickstart your coding learning journey at 42 Abu Dhabi today.