The year 2024 looks set to be a pivotal period in which Artificial Intelligence (AI) will be a central component in software products and solutions.
“There is a consensus that AI code generation has not yet reached optimal levels of reliability and accuracy. However, if harnessed, AI can lessen the intellectual or mental burden on the human team, leading to substantial improvements in the overall performance of DevOps departments; but it will not replace humans. At least, for now,” says our CEO, Albert Paredes.
However, despite the necessary improvements in generative AI, it will become a key driver of productivity and efficiency for software development teams.
The software development team will be more than that
Precisely as the strategic implementation of AI tools enables companies to maximize their resources, traditional software development teams will become an innovative “platform engineering team.”
According to Gartner projections, by 2026, 80% of software development organizations will have in-house teams that unite product experts with software developers, data scientists, and other professionals.
Despite this positive transformation, the new landscape is unfolding in a context of uncertainty marked by the so-called “Permacrisis” or “Metacrisis”, where companies face continuous and overlapping crises, from economic challenges to environmental problems and the impact of armed conflicts.
This situation means that companies are forced to rapidly develop software solutions to address the changing needs of users (employees, customers, suppliers) with a focus on problem solving.
What do humans bring to software development that AI does not?
Against this backdrop, creativity, empathy, and the human spirit of innovation play an irreplaceable role.
“Professionals in Software Engineering, Systems Engineering, programmers, and other human experts bring added values that AI cannot yet replicate in full. The human ability to adapt to complex situations, find creative solutions, and understand the emotional needs of users are crucial elements that distinguish human professionals in software development,” says Paredes.
For the CEO, it is essential to recognize that, so far, AI cannot match the intuition, insight, and ethical decision-making capabilities inherent in human nature.
In conclusion, the coexistence between Artificial Intelligence and human talent will be essential in software development in 2024 but one will not displace the other.
For this reason, companies must make sure to attract and recruit the best professionals for software development, regardless of where they are located.
This is where nearshoring projects led by SoftwareCraft offer an exceptional solution, allowing U.S. companies to hire talented Latin American professionals to work remotely.
If you are thinking about ensuring business continuity or managing risks in 2024, a good practice is to expand your company’s presence by hiring experts in different countries in the region.
Contact us, at SoftwareCraft, we specialize in building multicultural and diverse teams for successful software development, who will also know how to integrate Artificial Intelligence into the solutions your company needs this new year.