back to article Azure-hosted AI for finding code defects emitted – but does it work?

Altran – in association with Microsoft – has pushed out an open source project to find code defects via AI whenever you commit code. It is easy to see why Microsoft is keen. This is a self-managed service where you download the code and purchase Azure resources on which to host it. The project from Altran – a consulting and …

  1. Neil Barnes Silver badge

    "47,000 developers generate nearly 30 thousand bugs a month,"

    Each, or in total?

    1. Filippo

      Re: "47,000 developers generate nearly 30 thousand bugs a month,"

      I suspect it's total, but just *reported* bugs.

  2. Locomotion69

    But did it check itself?

    Before I would burn any money on this: let it check its own source code first.

    If it shows defects: it probably works, but has code defects so it cannot be trusted.

    If there are no defects: it probably does not work.

    1. Kane Silver badge
      Boffin

      Re: But did it check itself?

      I'm reminded of this recent video by Tom Scott.

      1. steviebuk Silver badge

        Re: But did it check itself?

        Also reminds me of this recent video from Robert Miles

  3. Mike 137 Silver badge

    "Code that seems likely to be buggy is flagged for further investigation and testing"

    100 per cent of code "flagged for further investigation and testing" then?

  4. amanfromMars 1 Silver badge

    AI Coding to XSSXXXX ... for Heavenly Tasks with Devilish Delights to Savour and Server

    The guide explains everything you need to know about deploying the application, but nothing much about how to use it.

    Does the application have an effective master kill switch ...... just in case there be those who know, or would presume to know virtually everything there is to know about how to use it ....... and would choose to misuse and/or abuse it and the rewards previously awarded and afforded.

    That's just not Cricket, is it ....... hence the requirement for AIMaster Kill Switch Controllers.

    One wouldn't want Microsoft and Capgemini being found ignorantly negligent in providing such powerful services without contemplating on and preparing for highly sophisticated and parasitic renegade rogue use and/or abuse with misuse, for y'all know such miscreants are out there ...... up to no good mischief and malevolent shenanigans.

    Such could quite easily become its Major Prime Selling Point ....... an Effective Master Kill Switch whenever assets provided and services supplied are overheated and fried, for it is something to make a valid gross negligence claim against, which Microsoft and Capgemini and Uncle Sam can easily afford.

    And it's a nice money flow churn. And ......

    MS and Altran may actually be able to also provide extremely adequate protection against such a disaster as the above. Those two fundamental bases are then covered and control the entire field of operation and applications.

    The only unreal problem for them then is what to do next for the best ?. And whoever/whatever would they talk to about it in order for everything to proceed and easily succeed and progress at remarkably ludicrous speed ?.

  5. werdsmith Silver badge

    Push some of my code to it, should test it’s limits, they would need bigints to count all the bodges.

  6. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    "Phase one of the project" so they're collecting underpants?

    Phase 2. ???

    Phase 3. PROFIT!

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