Intel, MIT, and the Georgia Institute of Technology announced The Machine Inferred Code Similarity (MISIM) system, an automated engine that can identify when two pieces of code, data structures, or algorithms perform identical or similar tasks.
- A study published by the University of Cambridge’s Judge Business School reveals programmers spend 50.1% of their work time debugging. Such a tool could help developers significantly by reducing the amount of time they do so.
- The tool also reduces development costs, as the total estimated cost of debugging is $312b per year.
- The news comes as GPT-3, another potentially disruptive AI-powered tool, captured headlines after the tool was able to generate code with just a description. Read Inside Dev's deep dive into the technology and its implication for the future of web development here.