AWS launches generative AI-powered assistant for accelerating software development

Thursday, May 16, 2024 10:24

An image of Amazon Q, an AI-powered assistant launched by Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS) to accelerate software development and leverage companies’ internal data. — Photo Courtesy Amazon Web Services, Inc

Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS) has recently announced Amazon Q, an AI-powered assistant for accelerating software development and leveraging companies’ internal data.

The company said that Amazon Q not only generates highly accurate code, it also tests, debugs, and has multi-step planning and reasoning capabilities that can transform and implement new code generated from developer requests.

Amazon Q also makes it easier for employees to get answers to questions across business data such as company policies, product information, business results, code base, employees, and many other topics by connecting to enterprise data repositories to summarize the data logically, analyse trends, and engage in dialog about the data.

The company also introduced Amazon Q Apps, a new and powerful capability that lets employees build generative AI apps from their company’s data.

Employees simply describe the type of app they want, in natural language, and Q Apps will quickly generate an app that accomplishes their desired task, helping them streamline and automate their daily work with ease and efficiency.

“Amazon Q is the most capable generative AI-powered assistant available today with industry-leading accuracy, advanced agent capabilities, and best-in-class security that helps developers become more productive and helps business users to accelerate decision making,” said Swami Sivasubramanian, vice president of Artificial Intelligence and Data at AWS.

“Since we announced the service, we have been amazed at the productivity gains developers and business users have seen. Early indications signal Amazon Q could help our customers’ employees become more than 80 per cent more productive at their jobs; and with the new features we’re planning on introducing in the future, we think this will only continue to grow.”

Since 2006, AWS has been continually expanding its services to support virtually any workload, and it now has more than 240 fully featured. Millions of customers including the fastest-growing startups, largest enterprises, and leading government agencies use AWS to power their infrastructure, become more agile, and lower costs. – VNS

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