Intel's automated code debugging tool ControlFlag is now open source and available for developers to access for free – a move that will come as a relief to many who are tired of spending hours scrutinizing their software programs in search of a potential anomaly.
Now available via GitHub, ControlFlag taps machine learning to automatically identify bugs in software and firmware code, saving developers the time-consuming task of manually debugging the programs they write.
Announced for the first time at the end of last year, ControlFlag has until now only been used internally by Intel, to spot anomalies in the company's own software development. By opening the tool up to external developers and letting them build on it, Intel is expecting to push the limits of what the system can do to streamline the process of writing code.
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