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Dynatrace has launched a virtual digital assistant named Davis which you can talk to using Amazon's Alexa or via text on Slack through a proprietary engine - and has invited devs to take a pop at it. The idea is you quiz Davis on the status of your systems, as opposed to logging in and typing. Behind Davis lies a Node.js …

  1. Andy 73 Silver badge


    The thing about reporting is that you end up with reports that tell you the same thing each time so you can compare like for like to spot trends and patterns. Having AI interpret what you need to know doesn't fill me with confidence.

    And then there's the spectre of misunderstanding:

    "Deploy the production release, Hal"

    "Deleting the production database, Dave"

    "No, no, no! Stop!"

    "Phoning your mother, Dave"

    1. Steve K

      Re: Hmmm..

      Extend that to bots conversing with each other via APIs...

  2. Captain DaFt

    "Dynatrace wants to surround its bot with an "ecosystem" of developers' construction extensions"

    So, administer your systems with voice because 'shiny!', and open up a whole new layer of attack surface between you and it?

    Uh, nope!

  3. jake Silver badge

    Do not want.

    What else is there to say?

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