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AI Rewrites Coding

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Computer code intersects with almost every aspect of modern life. It runs factories, controls transportation networks, and defines the way we interact with personal devices. It is estimated that somewhere in the neighborhood of 2.8 trillion lines of code have been written over the last two decades alone.a

Yet it is easy to overlook a basic fact: people have to write software—and that is often a long, tedious, and error-prone process. Although low-code and no-code environments have simplified things—and even allowed non-data scientists to build software through drag-and-drop interfaces—they still require considerable time and effort.


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