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Friend or Foe: Can Computer Coders Trust ChatGPT?

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Developers say human code review will remain an integral part of programming.

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The use of artificial intelligence (AI) tools like the ChatGPT chatbot for coding has inspired both enthusiasm and reluctance among programmers.

Tony Smith, chief technology officer at U.K.-based Rightly, says AIs like ChatGPT have more pitfalls than advantages for software developers, as their code "is often flawed or inefficient." Other experts say AI-produced code can contain security defects, with ChatGPT possibly modeling bad behavior observed online, missing vulnerabilities, or using obsolete methods.

Matthew Hunt, a  junior web developer at U.K.-based Herd, says that ChatGPT can accelerate JavaScript coding, but worries it could inhibit developers' growth by eliminating some of the satisfaction of developing.

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