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Rijwan Ansari
Rijwan Ansari

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Empowering Developers: AI as a Valuable Tool, Not a Substitute

In the ever-changing world of software development, using Artificial Intelligence (AI) doesn’t mean replacing developers; it’s about giving them more power. Think of AI as a handy tool that makes developers more efficient, helps them work better, and boosts their skills. This new way of thinking is crucial for handling the challenges of different projects. It ensures that developers stay leaders in coming up with new ideas and solving tricky problems, all while working alongside AI to create innovative solutions. It’s like having a smart assistant that makes the whole development process smoother and more effective.

Problem Statement

As the lead of development, juggling numerous projects with diverse scopes, proposals, solutions, and technical specifications poses a significant challenge. The documentation, including Software Requirement Specifications (SRS), proposals, and terms, is scattered across various projects, spanning multiple years. Remembering specific details for each project, even with ongoing support and enhancements, can be discouraging, potentially leading to mismatches and inefficiencies.

> Going through lots of SRS, proposals, and terms from various years is a real hassle. It takes up a lot of time to sift through these documents and find the information I need.

Simple Solution: An Intelligent BOT using Azure OpenAI and Azure Cognitive Search

We can build an intelligent bot using our own data with Azure OpenAI and Cognitive search, as shown in the below diagram.

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To address and simplify this complexity, I’ve introduced an intelligent Chat Bot. It effortlessly integrates with our Azure Storage Account, the centralized hub for all SRS and proposal files. By harnessing the capabilities of Azure OpenAI through Azure Cognitive Search, the Chat Bot revolutionizes our approach to interacting with project details.

On other words, we can bring our own data to smart BOT like ChatGPT.

  1. Upload your data in Azure Blob Storage (files: SRS, Proposals etc.)
  2. Go to Playground Chat from Azure OpenAI Studio (or Azure AI Studio preview)
  3. Choose the option Add your Data and provide data source of Azure Blob Storage with Azure Cognitive Search.
  4. It will take some time to train the model based on the data volume.
  5. That’s all, now we can do queries with your BOT. You will be amazed by the responses.
  6. We can simply deploy to Azure Web App or Power Virtual Agent BOT

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Furthermore, we can bring or integrate with any applications like MS Teams, Web, and other platforms with an option to view code.

This AI BOT servers as a powerful tool with following advantages.

  • Effortless Retrieval: Quickly recalls any Software Requirement Specification (SRS) or proposal, providing an overview on demand, saving significant time.
  • Summarization Magic: Summarizes complex documents effectively, making the content more digestible and easily understandable.
  • Requirements Validation: Assists in validating project requirements, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
  • Use Case Query: Responds to and validates use cases, helping maintain a clear understanding of project needs.
  • Client Request Validation: Validates client requests against SRS, ensuring alignment with the documented project scope.
  • Bug and Change Request Validation: Efficiently validates bugs and change requests, contributing to a smoother development process.
  • Generate Test Scripts
  • Client Query Response: Provides prompt responses to client queries, enhancing communication and client satisfaction.
  • Solution Design and Technology Overview: Offers insights into solution design and employed technologies, facilitating a comprehensive understanding.
  • **Timeline and Proposal Details Inquiry: **Assists in inquiries related to project timelines and proposal details, contributing to better project management.
  • and many more to uncover

We can further enhance the BOT by including documents related to project management, UAT, Test Scripts, Technical and user guide.

In summary, AI is one of the most powerful tool to boost our efficiency and productivity, specially in the fast-paced world of software development. This means seeing AI as a valuable assistant that makes developers more efficient, simplifies complex processes, writing program and enhances their skills.

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