While GitHub and other companies offer neural networks to aid the code writing process, Google is quietly moving forward. It turned out that the search giant is working on an artificial intelligence tool that can write programs on its own, as well as complete, fix and improve the code it writes.
The project, called Pitchfork, is currently known to be developed by the Google Labs division, but previously worked on the Google X research team.
Sources close to software giant Google say the algorithm can learn programming styles and write code based on that knowledge. It was originally created to update the code base of the Python programming language to new versions without human intervention.
The project started to grow to the extent that it could potentially replace thousands of developers at Google. Although he has already made ambitious statements such as “it will leave software developers unemployed” for the new invention, time will tell whether he can achieve this.