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Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence in Web Development

Will advancing AI enhance human productivity in Web Development? Or will it replace developers and lessen human autonomy?

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In this digital era, Web Development is advancing like never before. With technologies like Virtual Reality and 3D Visualization becoming more and more common in everyday life, the desire to optimize the user experience continues to grow. To make smarter and more customized web applications, developers are looking for ways to use Artificial Intelligence. Influenced by science fiction movies, while some may still think of humanoid robots like the Hanson-created Sophia when they hear “Artificial Intelligence,” AI is playing a much more active role around us.

What is AI and why is it implemented in Web Development?

Artificial Intelligence (AI) is a field of computer science which focuses on creating intelligent machines that work and react like human beings. AI-powered services with human-like interaction functionalities are already popular. The most common examples are virtual assistants like Apple’s Siri, Google Assistant, and Microsoft’s Cortana or web apps like Netflix and Grammarly. AI is used in various industries, such as Healthcare to provide personalized assistants and medicines, and in Banking to automate data management tasks.

With all business niches in the market wanting to provide the best user experience, AI is already being implemented in Web Development. While features such as Chatbots and voice search are used widely, new ways to improve design and provide more personalized experiences continue to be developed. But as AI becomes more efficient, can it possibly become a threat for humans? Comparing the pros and cons of possible applications of AI in Web Development can be useful.

Uses of AI

Pros of AI in Web Development

  • Replacing web coding with self-learning algorithms
  • Easy testing and quality assurance
  • Advanced voice-based search
  • Personalized User experience
  • Predictive search engine optimization
  • Web designing using advanced tools (ADI systems - the Grid)

Cons of AI in Web Development

  • Privacy issues - potential to extract data and ideas from customers
  • Moving away from personal interactions
  • Unemployment with machines taking over

Conclusion

Implementing AI in Web Development can be a great idea. Advanced programs can help developers be a lot more productive while allowing web applications to have better design, scalability, and engagement. While some may fear what the advancement of AI could mean for humans in the future, most people agree that the advantages far outweigh any concerns. Software developing requires intuition and a good understanding of the problem and the business. Machines may be very good at finding patterns, but when it comes to solving a problem it hasn’t seen before they don’t perform too well. We can come to the conclusion that Artificial Intelligence should be implemented in Web Development to allow developers to be more productive and to give them more room for creativity.

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Anmolpreet Kaur

Anmolpreet Kaur

Computer Science Student at Yale University