One of the major news of the Red Hat Summit 2023 and AnsibleFest worldwide event was the announcement of the Ansible Lightspeed with IBM Watson Code Assistant. It is a service that leverages artificial intelligence (AI) to assist developers in creating Ansible content more efficiently.
Ansible is an open-source automation tool used for configuration management, application deployment, and orchestration. It allows users to define and manage infrastructure as code using a simple and human-readable language.
The integration of IBM Watson Code Assistant suggests that the service utilizes IBM’s Watson AI technology, specifically the Watson foundation models. These models are pre-trained AI models developed by IBM to perform various natural language processing (NLP) tasks, such as language translation, sentiment analysis, question-answering, and more.
Generative AI has become pervasive in today’s technological landscape, offering a myriad of exciting tools and applications. However, Ansible Lightspeed with IBM Watson Code Assistant stands out by adopting a unique approach. While there are numerous AI tools designed for tasks like writing papers or emails, Ansible Lightspeed is purpose-built for IT automation, focusing on delivering a tailored generative AI experience that saves organizations time and money.
The purpose of “Ansible Lightspeed with IBM Watson Code Assistant” is to provide developers with a tool that can generate automation code recommendations in Ansible syntax based on plain English input. This means developers can enter their requirements or descriptions in English, and the service will generate Ansible Playbook code that aligns with those requirements. This can potentially save time and effort in writing Ansible code manually.