FIRST AUTONOMOUS AI (Syllabus GS Paper 3 – Sci and Tech)

News-CRUX-10     14th March 2024        

Context: US based applied Al lab, Cognition, has introduced what it claims is the world's first Al software engineer.


  • About: It is  the world's first AI software engineer, can write codes, create websites, and software with just a single prompt.

oDevin has successfully passed engineering interviews from leading AI companies

  • Created by: The tech company Cognition.
  • Devin's Forward-Thinking Abilities: Devin excels in forward-thinking and planning intricate tasks, showcasing remarkable foresight and strategy.
  • Sophisticated Decision-Making: With the capacity to make thousands of decisions and learn from errors, Devin continuously improves its performance over time.
  • Comprehensive Engineering Toolkit: Equipped with essential tools like a code editor and browser, Devin offers engineers a comprehensive set of resources at their disposal.
  • Benchmark Excellence: Devin is hailed as the pinnacle solution for software engineering evaluations, outshining competitors in the SWE-bench coding benchmark.


  • About: It is the firm behind Devin, is led by Scott Wu.
  • Focus: It describes itself as an applied AI lab with a focus on reasoning.
  • Ambition: The company asserts it's developing AI teammates with capabilities exceeding current AI tools.
  • Availability: While engineering companies will soon be able to hire Devin, currently, interested parties must join a waitlist.
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