Meet Devika, India’s Challenger to Devin in the AI Coding Arena

Devika, led by Mufeed VH, challenges Devin as an open-source AI coding tool, impacting India's startup scene.

By Sunil Sonkar
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Meet Devika, India's Challenger to Devin in the AI Coding Arena

The AI saga is evolving rapidly. The impact in Indian startups is significant. Devika is the newest and it is something different than other AI tools. It is a AI coding tool and a challenge to the dominance of Devin, the world’s first AI software engineer from the house of Cognition Labs in the US. It is an open-source project led by Mufeed VH (Hamzakutty) of Lyminal and Stition.AI.


Devika is similar to Devin. It utilizes machine learning (ML) and natural language processing (NLP) to understand human instructions and provide results accordingly. However, there is a difference between the two. The Indian tool breaks down the human instructions into actionable tasks and thereafter generates code to achieve the desired objectives.

It is said that Devika is a collaborative partner for developers as it offers more accessible alternative to Devin. As it is open-source, it allows for greater transparency as well as community involvement in its development. The functionalities of Devin are shrouded in secrecy.

With the launch of Devika, the global race for AI innovation has further intensified and particularly in the software development sector. However, it is still uncertain whether the impact of such AI tools will be completely helpful in tech job market. But it is evident that the future of coding is undergoing a significant transformation.

Meanwhile, Mufeed VH has invited early testers and contributors for the project through platform X saying an an official launch will follow after rigorous testing and bug fixes.

Devika currently is equipped with a dozen of agentic models for various tasks and it offers support for multiple AI models including Claude 3, GPT-4, GPT-3.5 and Local LLMs via Ollama, which has a self-fixing capability for encountered errors.

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