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AI can drive a car and write a novel. What's the value a software developer brings that AI can't?

Survey period: 14 Feb 2022 to 21 Feb 2022

Are we slowly being replaced and haven't yet noticed, or will AI always be merely a tool that us Skilled Professionals wield to make a better world?

OptionVotes% 
We developers understand humans, and so can cater to their illogical needs36754.45
AI can only mimic what's been done, but can't truly innovate30645.40
AI can never make something fun8813.06
AI are terrible at team building exercises11817.51
Us developers keep entire legions of QA testers employed. An AI can't do that.7010.39
An AI could never explain to its manager why it did something20730.71
AI systems are terrible at understanding what's not being said by your manager30645.40
Nothing. Given time, AI will render us superfluous. We're doomed.13720.33
Respondents were allowed to choose more than one answer; totals may not add up to 100%



 
GeneralModern AI Chess engines have demonstrated innovation Pin
Adam David Hill20-Feb-22 9:49
professionalAdam David Hill20-Feb-22 9:49 
GeneralAI is only as good as we are Pin
Stylianos Polychroniadis18-Feb-22 8:55
MemberStylianos Polychroniadis18-Feb-22 8:55 
GeneralAn AI can drive cars? Pin
John Wellbelove16-Feb-22 22:57
MemberJohn Wellbelove16-Feb-22 22:57 
GeneralProcessing power Pin
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 22:21
MemberCodeWraith16-Feb-22 22:21 
GeneralRe: Processing power Pin
trønderen17-Feb-22 5:57
Membertrønderen17-Feb-22 5:57 
GeneralMissing option - programmers WROTE the AI Pin
Marc Clifton16-Feb-22 16:15
mvaMarc Clifton16-Feb-22 16:15 
GeneralAI Can't Drive a Car -or- Write a Novel Pin
matblue2515-Feb-22 7:12
professionalmatblue2515-Feb-22 7:12 
GeneralRe: AI Can't Drive a Car -or- Write a Novel Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 9:38
Membertrønderen15-Feb-22 9:38 
GeneralExplaining the task to an AI might be as difficult as writing the code ... for now Pin
Cpichols15-Feb-22 3:04
MemberCpichols15-Feb-22 3:04 
GeneralRe: Explaining the task to an AI might be as difficult as writing the code ... for now Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 9:11
Membertrønderen15-Feb-22 9:11 
GeneralRe: Explaining the task to an AI might be as difficult as writing the code ... for now Pin
Cpichols15-Feb-22 10:04
MemberCpichols15-Feb-22 10:04 
GeneralRe: Explaining the task to an AI might be as difficult as writing the code ... for now Pin
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 21:10
MemberCodeWraith16-Feb-22 21:10 
GeneralThere is no current AI that does these things, currently Machine Learning Pin
maze314-Feb-22 22:58
professionalmaze314-Feb-22 22:58 
GeneralRe: There is no current AI that does these things, currently Machine Learning Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 9:14
Membertrønderen15-Feb-22 9:14 
GeneralRe: There is no current AI that does these things, currently Machine Learning Pin
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 21:37
MemberCodeWraith16-Feb-22 21:37 
GeneralRe: There is no current AI that does these things, currently Machine Learning Pin
trønderen17-Feb-22 5:42
Membertrønderen17-Feb-22 5:42 
GeneralWe will continue to be useful, the tools we use will change Pin
harvyk014-Feb-22 21:23
Memberharvyk014-Feb-22 21:23 
Think about how coding has changed from the literal plugging in wires to form a program through to todays almost English like languages. From needing to look up syntax in 10,000 page manuals through to intellisense telling me what word I probably want to add next.

In the future the AI will write the code, but the programmer will still continue to tell the AI what we want. But I doubt it'll be the CEO doing that. Instead the CEO will tell the "programmer" the basics of what the CEO wants, and the "programmer" will provide instruction to the AI who will do the actual cutting of the code.

So yes, the concept stays the same, it's just the tool the "programmer" is using will be the thing that changes.
GeneralContext, context, context Pin
willichan14-Feb-22 9:21
professionalwillichan14-Feb-22 9:21 
GeneralRe: Context, context, context Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 8:16
Membertrønderen15-Feb-22 8:16 
GeneralRe: Context, context, context Pin
willichan16-Feb-22 9:53
professionalwillichan16-Feb-22 9:53 
GeneralRe: Context, context, context Pin
trønderen16-Feb-22 11:44
Membertrønderen16-Feb-22 11:44 
GeneralI Am A Robot Pin
snorkie14-Feb-22 7:04
professionalsnorkie14-Feb-22 7:04 
Generalhumans have no limits in imagination Pin
Irina Pykhova14-Feb-22 6:10
professionalIrina Pykhova14-Feb-22 6:10 
Generalneither in stupidity Pin
Nelek14-Feb-22 7:07
protectorNelek14-Feb-22 7:07 
GeneralRe: neither in stupidity Pin
Irina Pykhova14-Feb-22 7:35
professionalIrina Pykhova14-Feb-22 7:35 

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