back to article Now Amazon debuts an AI programming assistant – CodeWhisperer

Amazon at its re:Mars conference in Las Vegas on Thursday announced a preview of an automated programming assistance tool called CodeWhisperer. Available to those who have obtained an invitation through the AWS IDE Toolkit, a plugin for code editors to assist with writing AWS applications, CodeWhisperer is Amazon's answer to …

  1. elsergiovolador Silver badge

    Charms

    If they called it a CodeCharmer, would that be too obvious jab at Indian IT shops?

  2. Kevin McMurtrie Silver badge

    If only

    # Generate correct IAM resources and references for this application

    Bet that doesn't work.

  3. Pascal Monett Silver badge
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    "those that have bet the farm on machine smarts"

    Those who have done that will not survive for very long.

    Machines do not have smarts, they have faulty training data and I have yet to read an article about how absolutely astonishingly good some newfangled pseudo-AI thingamajig is.

    If what you're doing is that difficult, make sure you have a fully-staffed engineering department.

    You'll last longer.

  4. Mike 137 Silver badge

    Standards?

    " The software, he said, is trained on billions of lines of code in open-source repositories [...] and online forums"

    So the target standard will be as crap as that on Stackoverflow?

    1. Joe W Silver badge

      Re: Standards?

      Well, since many self-anointed developers do mostly that this is no big loss....

  5. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    I've said it before and I'll say it again - my job is not just to turn requirements into code, it's to turn bullshit into requirements.

    By the time an A.I's smart enough to do that, it'll be smart enough to want paying.

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