How AI is Aiding the Building of the Development Community

By Melody Brue, Patrick Moorhead - June 8, 2023

Recent advancements in expansive language models, such as ChatGPT and similar chatbots, have amplified fears that AI could be harnessed on a large scale to propagate misinformation and propaganda or, worse yet, bring about the widespread displacement of numerous white-collar occupations. Leaders from OpenAI, Google DeepMind, Anthropic, and other AI labs warn that future systems could be “as deadly as pandemics and nuclear weapons.” These statements come at a time of growing concern about the potential harms of artificial intelligence. I feel like there’s a bit of hysteria happening here. While the World Economic Forum has estimated that artificial intelligence will replace some 85 million jobs by 2025, that number does not account for the number of new jobs AI can create and the myriad of industry evolutions that will bolster employment. It also doesn’t consider the positions that will be more accessible with AI. 

Look no further than Microsoft’s recent Build 2023 user conference to see how AI is aiding the building of the development community. A central theme of Microsoft Build 2023 was copilots. Microsoft showcased updated features for copilots, including Dynamics 365 Copilot, Microsoft 365 Copilot, and Copilot for Power Platform.

Microsoft’s copilot approach in the workforce aims to complement people in their roles rather than by integrating copilots directly into users’ workflows. This makes access to information readily accessible in the context of use for AI-assisted tasks.

Microsoft announced the expansion of a new AI-powered Bing for the Windows 11 taskbar, mobile, and Skype. The company also announced the DALL·E-powered Bing Image Creator now functioning within Bing Chat.

Melody Brue
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Mel Brue is vice president and principal analyst covering modern work and financial services. Mel has more than 25 years of real tech industry experience in marketing, business development, and communications across various disciplines, both in-house and at agencies, with companies ranging from start-ups to global brands. She has built a unique specialty working in technology and highly regulated spaces, such as mobile payments and finance, gaming, automotive, wine and spirits, and mobile content, ensuring initiatives address the needs of customers, employees, lobbyists and legislators, as well as shareholders. 

Patrick Moorhead
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Patrick founded the firm based on his real-world world technology experiences with the understanding of what he wasn’t getting from analysts and consultants. Ten years later, Patrick is ranked #1 among technology industry analysts in terms of “power” (ARInsights)  in “press citations” (Apollo Research). Moorhead is a contributor at Forbes and frequently appears on CNBC. He is a broad-based analyst covering a wide variety of topics including the cloud, enterprise SaaS, collaboration, client computing, and semiconductors. He has 30 years of experience including 15 years of executive experience at high tech companies (NCR, AT&T, Compaq, now HP, and AMD) leading strategy, product management, product marketing, and corporate marketing, including three industry board appointments.