How will AI change Software development in 2024?

by Marketing ScreamingBox
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The year 2024 came with many promises for the tech world, many of which had already been predicted years before. One of the major highlights of the changes occurring in the tech space is the influence of artificial intelligence (AI) in software development.

As the new year unfolds, tech companies are laying off lots of developers as they adjust to the changing tech market. But what isn’t getting the headlines is that these same companies are hiring developers as well, developers who understand AI and who understand how to use AI to be more productive.

This is a key point going forward in 2024 and beyond. Software developers will begin to see the influence of AI even more in the companies they work with, and the projects that they work on. More so, software development will go from traditional coding practices to offering enhanced user experience across platforms.

Undoubtedly, Artificial Intelligence has become indispensable for businesses and developers worldwide. On the other hand, many developers fear the advent of AI will usurp their place in the space. But the big question is: What are the AI-influenced changes the software development space should expect to see in 2024?

A Historic Shift in the Approach to Network Security

One of the most significant changes that will occur is that there will be major changes in IT security especially around the use of AI for risk management and detection. Companies are starting to do away with the IT-centric strategy of dedicated security teams and instead start to utilize consultants, auditors, engineering teams, and security teams into their security strategies. First, companies will adopt engineering teams to select vendors and implement security protocols. Then, cybersecurity teams will draft company policies and enforce security requirements on workflows and systems.

According to experts, the software development space is already experiencing a massive information revolution thanks to OpenAI. Consequently, AI tools are poised to enhance other development integrations even further. Additionally, prioritizing core web vitals will become essential, prompting developers to transition from local to cloud-based workstations. While not everyone will adopt these changes immediately, those who do will position themselves ahead of the curve.

Advancement in AIOPs

AIOPs (Artificial Intelligence for IT operations ) will be vital to software development in 2024. First, many developers and businesses will adopt AIOPs exponentially, making humans a vital part of the AI story. It is, up to organizations to ensure they can enable these new technologies and hit sustainable targets. Furthermore, an automated lights-out network operations center is fast becoming ideal, particularly thanks to the speedy advancement of AIOPs.

Experts predict networking companies will embed AIOPs even more into their operations over the next twelve months. This move will help them improve their network quality, modernize their infrastructures, and support engineers significantly. Furthermore, Dark NOC will likely enter the lexicon of the networking space, with automation at its heart. That is not to say, however, that human talent will no longer be needed as it is the key to making it a success.

The iOS Ecosystem Will Be Significantly Transformed

Another change that will likely happen in software development is the revolutionization of iOS application development. Thanks to AI-driven advancements and the integration of AI into development tools, iOS applications will become smarter and more intuitive. We will also witness the influence of machine learning algorithms enhancing user personalization, engagement, and predictive analytics in iOS applications.

In 2024, software developers can harness Artificial Intelligence to develop apps that adapt to user behavior. This will champion a seamless and tailored experience in iOS applications through intelligent voice recognition and image processing, among other things. AI drives innovation in the iOS ecosystem, enabling organizations to make genuinely intelligent companions rather than simply functional apps.

A Surge in Demand for IoT App Development Services

Software developers will witness a surge in the demand for IoT app development services thanks to the proliferation of IoT devices. Artificial intelligence ensures a cohesive and efficient user experience in the functionality of these interconnected Internet of Things devices. Furthermore, thanks to machine learning algorithms analyzing huge amounts of data generated by these devices, developers can obtain invaluable insights. Then, they can use these insights to enhance security, performance, and the overall functionality of the devices.

Developers can integrate AI into developing IoT apps, creating intuitive, responsive, and intelligent applications. In other words, thanks to artificial intelligence, software developers can create applications capable of learning and adapting to changing conditions. Meanwhile, software development is one of many spaces to enjoy the transformative power of the synergy between AI and IoT. Industries that require seamless connectivity and intelligent decision-making, such as healthcare, manufacturing, and smart homes, will be reshaped.

Developers Will Embrace Hands-On Security Innovations

There has been a lingering challenge with security in the software development space for a long time. That includes malicious actors targeting the software supply chain, realizing attacking a single software supplier is far more effective. They realize the ROI of compromising a key single target with a huge downstream consumer link. In 2024, there will be an uptick in software supply chain attacks as attackers capitalize on large enterprises' complex software supply chains.

Realizing this, organizations will drive a push for themes like software liability and Secure-by-Design liability products. Furthermore, platform providers will make secure platform changes available that many can benefit from, thus driving systemic changes. Meanwhile, although many say software liability will stifle innovation, others say it’s high time software suppliers take accountability for their products. Essentially, in 2024, software suppliers should expect class action lawsuits and a rise in false claims.

Legacy Platforms Will Witness Diminishing Roles

In 2024, the landscape of software development is undergoing a notable transformation driven by several key factors. One significant trend is the declining use of legacy systems, as organizations increasingly recognize the limitations and inefficiencies of outdated technology. This shift is motivated by the growing demand for agility, scalability, and innovation, prompting businesses to embrace modern solutions that offer enhanced capabilities and flexibility.

Simultaneously, there is a remarkable surge in the adoption of low-code platforms, marking a paradigm shift in the way applications are built and deployed. These platforms empower developers to create robust software solutions with minimal hand-coding, significantly reducing development time and costs. Moreover, low-code platforms democratize software development, enabling a broader range of stakeholders, including business users and citizen developers, to participate in the application development process.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is playing a pivotal role in reshaping organizational design and operational workflows, further accelerating the need to phase out legacy systems and platforms. Across various industries, AI-driven algorithms are revolutionizing tasks such as reading medical images, analyzing vast datasets, and solving complex problems. By automating repetitive tasks and augmenting human decision-making processes, AI is driving efficiency gains and unlocking new insights that were previously inaccessible.

In the realm of low-code development, AI integration is becoming increasingly prevalent, further accelerating the pace of innovation. AI-powered features, such as intelligent code suggestions, automated testing, and natural language processing interfaces, are empowering developers to build sophisticated applications more rapidly and intuitively than ever before.

As organizations embrace the synergies between AI and low-code development, the software development space in 2024 is witnessing a profound evolution. With the declining use of legacy systems, the rise of low-code platforms, and the integration of AI-driven capabilities, businesses are poised to achieve unprecedented levels of agility, productivity, and competitive advantage in the digital age.

VR App Development

Another change software developers should expect in the industry in 2024 is that more Virtual Reality app development services will embrace AI. The adoption is essential to unlock the full potential of VR immersive experiences, as AI enhances the overall quality of VR content. Furthermore, artificial intelligence will optimize graphics rendering, enable realistic simulations, and integrate natural language processing capabilities into VR applications. As such, users of VR applications will be able to interact with virtual environments more intuitively.

In 2024, Virtual Reality will become more mainstream as AI’s role in shaping its future becomes more and more evident. Moreover, there will be a fusion of AI and VR in different aspects, including education, gaming, healthcare, and entertainment. This fusion will create a new paradigm for user engagement and interaction in VR apps.

More Regulatory Pressure

As we delve deeper into an era where software not only enhances but controls significant aspects of our daily lives and critical infrastructure, the clarion call for stringent regulation has grown louder and more urgent. In industries where software development intersects with public safety and personal privacy, such as healthcare, finance, aerospace, and automotive, regulatory frameworks have been more pronounced and are evolving rapidly. These sectors have long been under the scrutiny of regulatory bodies due to the potential risks that software failures or security breaches can pose.

In the healthcare industry, for instance, regulations like HIPAA (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) in the United States enforce strict guidelines on the handling of electronic protected health information (ePHI). Similarly, the aerospace sector adheres to standards such as DO-178C for software safety in airborne systems and equipment certification. Financial services, governed by regulations like GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) in Europe and GLBA (Gramm-Leach-Bliley Act) in the U.S., face stringent requirements for data protection and privacy. The automotive industry, with the advent of software-driven and autonomous vehicles, has seen regulatory bodies like the NHTSA (National Highway Traffic Safety Administration) in the U.S. beginning to outline safety standards for vehicle software systems.

Looking ahead, it is likely that we will see an expansion of regulatory frameworks into other areas of software development, especially with the increasing incorporation of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies. These future regulations will likely focus on ethical AI use, algorithmic transparency, data bias mitigation, and robust cybersecurity measures to protect against the growing sophistication of cyber threats.

Cybersecurity, a critical concern across all sectors, has placed Chief Information Security Officers (CISOs) at the forefront of navigating these regulatory landscapes. Beyond traditional cybersecurity measures, CISOs are expected to broaden their focus to include compliance with industry-specific regulations, privacy laws, and international standards. This expansion of responsibilities signifies a shift towards a more holistic approach to IT security, emphasizing not just technical defenses but also legal and regulatory compliance.

This trend towards increased regulatory scrutiny and the broadening role of CISOs is set to gain momentum starting in 2024 and is anticipated to accelerate over the next five years. As the digital and physical worlds become increasingly intertwined, the demand for a regulatory framework that can keep pace with technological innovation while safeguarding public interest and security has never been more critical.


We cannot deny the impact of artificial intelligence in the ever-evolving software development landscape. Meanwhile, from streamlining coding to creating intuitive user experiences, AI will become an indispensable ally for developers in 2024. AI is more than simply a tool for innovation where iOS, VR, and IoT, among others, are concerned; it’s a catalyst. Therefore, individuals and businesses seeking to thrive in the competitive technology world must embrace the symbiosis of AI as a necessity.

ScreamingBox, and ScreamingBox developers have extensive Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) experience, and are utilizing AI to be more cost effective and productive for our clients. Please contact us to talk about AI and your development needs.

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