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AI Agent-Assisted Flow Engineering - Itamar Friedman (CEO, CodiumAI)

For those interested in the future of autonomous software testing & code generation, this is the episode for you.

Itamar Friedman is Co-Founder & CEO of Codium AI. He previously was Head of AI at Alibaba Israel and a founder of multiple startups before that. In this episode, we cover why Prompt Engineering is shifting into Flow Engineering. We dive deep into the areas of software verification and testing. We talk about how to bring up a world of zero bugs in software development and what agent-assisted code generation, testing, & completion looks like. We also cover how future coding agents will function with Codium’s AlphaCodium which beat Deepmind and OpenAI in recent code competitions.

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In this episode, we cover:

(00:37) – What Codium AI is Building

(01:42) – Itamar’s Background

(04:21) – Evolution of Mobile Machine Vision & Learning

(06:55) – Alibaba’s Applied AI Use Cases

(10:45) – Why Software Verification is Important to Code Generation & Completion

(15:00) – Challenges with Agent-Assisted Software Verification

(19:05) – How AlphaCodium Won Against Deepmind and OpenAI in Competition

(26:04) – Building a “System 2” Brain for Code Generation

(33:54) – Multiple Agent-Assisted Developer Workflows

(36:45) – Design in AI Systems

(40:00) – Why Humans Will Continue to Write Code

(41:25) – Future Products for CodiumAI

Show Notes:

-       What is AlphaCodium

-       From Prompt Engineering to Flow Engineering

How to Subscribe:

Available on Apple PodcastsSpotifyYouTube.

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