Impact of AI Tools in Software Engineering: Boon or a Bane

Year : 2024 | Volume :11 | Issue : 01 | Page : 14-23

Bijee Lakshman

Abhinav S.

  1. Assistant Professor Department of Data Science, Women’s Christian College, Chennai Tamil Nadu India
  2. Student Computer Science and Business Systems Engineering, SRM Institute of Science and Technology, Ramapuram, Chennai Tamil Nadu India


Artificial Intelligence (AI) has become a transformative force, revolutionizing diverse sectors by integrating intelligent systems into everyday processes. Natural Language Processing (NLP) plays a crucial role, enabling machines to understand and produce human language, marking a significant advancement in technology. This innovation has various applications, including chatbots, language translation, and sentiment analysis, thereby improving interactions between humans and computers and facilitating information processing. Generative AI, a subset of AI, takes innovation to new heights by enabling machines to autonomously create content. This advancement is particularly evident in language models that exhibit context-aware content generation, revolutionizing creativity in various fields such as writing and art. The synergy between NLP and generative AI has paved the way for unprecedented advancements, showcasing the potential for machines to understand and generate contextually relevant content. In the realm of AI tools, a critical player is Codeium, an open-source code editor. Designed with software developers in mind, Codeium incorporates AI-powered functionalities such as smart code suggestions and syntax highlighting. This study describes how Codeium significantly enhances the efficiency of developers, facilitating smoother code writing, editing, and debugging processes. A comparative analysis with few other AI tools is made highlighting few demos of prompt engineering in Codeium. As the collective impact of AI, NLP, generative AI, and advanced tools like Codeium, continues to unfold, these technologies not only redefine the boundaries of what is achievable but also underscore their pervasive influence across industries. From language understanding to innovative content creation and streamlined software development, the multifaceted applications of these technologies underscore their significance in shaping the future of artificial intelligence.

Keywords: Artificial Intelligence (AI), Natural Language Processing (NLP), Generative AI (Gen AI), Codeium, prompt engineering

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Volume 11
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Received February 26, 2024
Accepted March 21, 2024
Published April 5, 2024