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Firefox will use artificial intelligence to find bugs


Mozilla wants to make sure that its Firefox browser runs at top performance and users get even more stable versions of the browser. To achieve its goal, Mozilla has teamed up with Ubisoft and will start deploying Clever-Commit, an AI coding assistant.

Developed by Ubisoft La Forge, the tool will help spot bugs in the Firefox code.

Every Firefox release has an average of 8,000 software edits loaded into the browser’s code. As a new release is lined up every 6 to 8 weeks, Mozilla wants to ensure the code they ship is as clean as possible.

The Firefox engineering team plans to “initially use the tool during the code review phase, and if conclusive, at other stages of the code-writing process, in particular during automation.”

The idea is to save hundreds of hours of bug riskiness analysis and detection, Mozilla said. With the integration of Clever-Commit, the full Firefox developer workflow could help catch up to 3 to 4 out of 5 bugs before they are brought into the code.