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AI-Assisted Coding Software 'Not Ready' for Developers


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Kite, a startup that has been developing artificial intelligence technology to help developers write code for nearly a decade, is sunsetting its business.

"We have stopped working on Kite and are no longer supporting the Kite software," founder Adam Smith announced on the company's website. "The largest issue is that state-of-the-art models don't understand the structure of code," and too few developers are willing to pay for available services.

"We failed to deliver our vision of AI-assisted programming because we were 10-plus years too early to market, i.e., the tech is not ready yet," Smith said. Most of Kite's code has now been open-sourced on GitHub.

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