Microsoft's new AI sucks at coding as much as the typical Stack Overflow user
  • Microsoft Research, in conjunction with Cambridge University, has developed an AI that’s able to solve programming problems by reusing lines of code cribbed from other programs.
  • The dream of one day creating an artificial intelligence with the ability to write computer programs has long been a goal of computer scientists.
  • It’s able to scour and combine code with the speed of a computer, and is able to use machine learning in order to sort the fragments by their probable usefulness.
  • At the moment, DeepCoder is able to solve problems that take around five lines of code.
  • And at least DeepCoder won’t ask you to ‘plz send teh codes.

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