Copilot to Cover: AI-augmented coding isn’t your robot overlord - it’s here to help

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AI-augmented coding is here, and it isn’t your robot overlord – but it can make your coding life less tedious.

Yes, that means Github Copilot, but there’s more to AI-augmented Java development than GPT-based auto-complete tools. 


Technologies like Google’s Alphacode and Diffblue Cover also use AI (in different ways) to help development teams to work faster, be more productive and spend more time on interesting problems. In this session we’ll compare some of the key AI-based development tools, examine the technologies behind them, and look at the different ways they could change the way you work.

Join this session to learn:

●      Why AI has so much potential to help Java developers

●      About different approaches to AI-augmented software development

●      How AI can already transform mundane, but vital, tasks like unit testing

Andy Piper


Andy is VP of Engineering at Diffblue, and was previously Head of Product Engineering at CBRE and the CTO of Push Technology Limited. Andy has more than 20 years of combined engineering and technology leadership, and extensive Java experience which includes time at BEA and Oracle. He holds a PhD in computer science from the University of Cambridge.