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AI's Role in Debugging Code Expected to Grow

By The Wall Street Journal

July 12, 2021

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Technology companies are developing artificial intelligence (AI)-based tools to debug code as software maintenance becomes ever more challenging.

Intel Labs' Justin Gottschlich said developers find it increasingly difficult to identify bugs in code without machine assistance; debugging consumes about half of developers' time, and correcting a single bug can take weeks.

Gottschlich said Intel Labs expects to issue two free AI-based software debugging tools for outside developers by year's end.

The ControlFlag tool can automatically detect coding errors via statistical analysis and machine learning, and the Machine Inferred Code Similarity tool can automatically recognize code snippets that execute similar functions.

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