Builder.ai, an AI-powered software development platform, has launched a beta of Natasha, the ‘world's first’ AI-powered product manager in its continued efforts to democratise software development with Builder Studio 3.0.
For the first time, she (the AI) can interact with customers and has the ability and potential to switch software development from being a long-drawn-out consultancy operation to a smooth, predictable, consistent and replicable process.
In the beta, she will show up in two areas of the Builder Studio: through a chat experience for customers and also as an agent listening to customer conversations, automatically tagging features and asking questions of the customer-facing teams (via chat), thereby ensuring that every conversation is powered by the collective insight of all conversations.
Making processes easier
"Builder.ai's mission has always been to be the connection between every great idea and a fully realised product, whilst giving our customers the utmost control over their future," said Builder.ai Co-Founder and CEO, Sachin Dev Duggal. "We've launched the new Builder Studio 3.0 with the beta of Natasha to push the envelope of what we all thought was possible. Imagine a world where you can pick up the phone, speak to Natasha and three days later have your app in the AppStore; this is the future we are building towards."
Natasha can manage projects in real-time with transparency and consistency, compressing weeks of work into hours and minutes, according to Builder.ai. She possesses the rationality to translate an idea into a set of features; break a project into parallel streams for a faster build; choose the best developers; set timelines; and calculate budgets. At a conventional development shop, the first stage – turning an idea into a spec doc – takes anywhere between 2-6 weeks, according to Builder.ai. But with Natasha, it can all happen in an hour.
Recognised as a Visionary
Builder.ai was recently recognised in the Gartner 2021 Magic Quadrant for Multiexperience Development Platforms (MXDP) as a Visionary. Gartner says: "Visionaries demonstrate a strong understanding for the MXDP market and have the technical and go-to-market wherewithal to excel."