Microsoft is developing a system that allows artificial intelligence to create apps and other software without human intervention.
Microsoft CEO Satya Nadela has launched Microsoft Build, a two-day virtual developer conference, with a brief mention of the global recession. The whole keynote was devoted to ten technologies, including, of course, Metavers, Microsoft Mesh’s virtual environment and examples of “Minecraft” video games, and Web 3 development, terms that Google avoided at any cost during its congress. A few weeks ago, probably because many thought they were fads.
According to Nadella, the cloud became the “PC of the world”, meaning that all processes and applications were run on a remote computer, highlighting the efforts made by Microsoft.
First, he talks about developer tools, which are the backbone of the Windows ecosystem, Office 365, and any operating system. Here he highlights GitHub Copilot, an artificial intelligence (AI) tool that suggests functions and automatically completes code, which makes it much easier for developers to work, but is currently in trial mode and will be released to the public in the summer.
There is also Dev Box, which brings development to the cloud through a virtual machine that has everything you need to create a project without being tied to a specific PC. The same goes for Azure Remote Desktop and Xbox Cloud Gaming, which allows Fortnite to be played directly on any device directly in the cloud. Fortnite is the first video game to run independently of the system.
Microsoft refers to this cloud PC strategy as cloud and application universality that will be enabled by 5G and Edge. On the other hand, a computer has also been announced for developers, including the Voltera Project, Dedicated AI and Native ARM processors, and possibly for research purposes.
There was also talk of secret computing, which uses Intel CPUs and Nvidia GPUs to isolate personal data in physical memory, preventing it from reaching the cloud. There is a growing movement to handle sensitive personal data that should leave no stone unturned. All of this is integrated with Microsoft’s Intelligent Data Platform, which aims to break the cycle between operational databases, analysis and data governance.
Innovation in artificial intelligence
Additionally, artificial intelligence is one of the most relevant pillars of all Silicon Valley technology companies. Microsoft offers a variety of services, including AI Turing, Z-Code and Florence. But we should not forget that its partner, OpenAi, is one of the leaders in AI research today and already provides services such as GPT3, a regressive language model that mimics human interaction, Dall-E, which is capable of creating images from text alone. , And Codex, which writes code based on conversations.
In the famous Autodesk design application, for example, it was possible to change the features of a model using only natural language, where previously dozens of variables needed to be changed. Office 365 and Team, with a new feature capable of summarizing AI-generated meetings and documents, will be among the services that will reap the benefits of AI.
In the case of low code or no code, the development of apps with little or no code offered by Power Apps introduces the Microsoft Express Design feature, which can make the app look like a magic with a single photo or figma design of the app. , And power pages, which have been updated to make it easier to create pages without knowing how to program them.