Microsoft released a tool for low-code coding on May 25, 2021, allowing users to build programs without prior knowledge or skills.
Power App Ideas is considered the first product to emerge from Microsoft’s cooperation with AI data firm OpenAI, revealed in 2020. It uses OpenAI’s Generative Pre-Trained Transformer-3 (GPT-3) AI model which is one of the world’s premier speech recognition AI models.
The latest tool allows customers to easily write in simple language whatever they want the program to perform as per Microsoft. The technology will create data in Power Fx, a Microsoft-developed open-source computer program.
The business showed an example in which the user types “show me clients from the United States whose membership has lapsed.” The correct codes are immediately presented. According to Microsoft, the credentials will be backed by an overview of how things function.
In an article, Microsoft said, “By fine-tuning GPT-3 to understand how Power Fx formulas are constructed, we can leverage the model’s existing strengths in natural language input to give Power Apps makers the ability to describe logic just like they would to a friend or co-worker and end up with the right formula for their app.”
“But that’s not all. We’re also infusing Ideas with the ‘program by example’ using AI technology known as Program Synthesis using Examples (PROSE). Want to manipulate the way names show up in a gallery to show just each person’s last initial instead of their full name? Now you’ll be able to just show Power Apps a single example, like ‘Samantha B.,’ and Ideas will suggest the right formula for transforming every string in the gallery,” they added.
Though it doesn’t imply that only the framework is used to develop fully functional and complicated programs, it is a step in the right direction. In its existing structure, Power Apps Ideas helps the user to understand the more sophisticated aspects of Microsoft apps, such as composing equations in Excel, which might be intimidating for specific users. It’s just a completion for sites that don’t require any code.
It was similar to using the speech recognition query capabilities currently accessible in products like Excel, PowerBI, and Google Sheets. After all, these, too, convert genuine conversation into a formula. GPT-3 is undoubtedly a little more advanced and competent in comprehending more parameterized questions, but converting speech recognition into procedures isn’t new.
The program will be offered “in preview” starting June 2021. Currently, the firm only supports English, and the solution only works with specified equations inside the program.