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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%



 
GeneralHumans can still wield clubs Pin
den2k8813-Feb-22 22:20
professionalden2k8813-Feb-22 22:20 
Generalre: We're doomed Pin
Jonas Hammarberg13-Feb-22 21:49
professionalJonas Hammarberg13-Feb-22 21:49 
GeneralRe: re: We're doomed Pin
musefan14-Feb-22 3:30
musefan14-Feb-22 3:30 
GeneralWe're doomed... PinPopular
Sander Rossel13-Feb-22 21:19
professionalSander Rossel13-Feb-22 21:19 
Generaldevelopers understand humans Pin
V.13-Feb-22 20:49
professionalV.13-Feb-22 20:49 
GeneralWe the horses... Pin
Mehdi Gholam13-Feb-22 20:40
Mehdi Gholam13-Feb-22 20:40 
GeneralWe're doomed, but our world will probably last our time... Pin
Daniel Pfeffer13-Feb-22 20:35
professionalDaniel Pfeffer13-Feb-22 20:35 
GeneralRe: We're doomed, but our world will probably last our time... Pin
WPerkins15-Feb-22 3:57
WPerkins15-Feb-22 3:57 
It really doesn't need to be "human level" (I do know what you mean) only seem to be; we are close to
that now. Turing did not say it had to be as smart as a human to past his test, only that the tester
not be able to tell it was not human.

Remember Star Trek when Kirk would destroy a machine with logical paradoxes? Yeah, we are well
past that already - try it with Alexa or Google Assistant.

I have an ex-girlfriend who was clearly AI embodied in flesh, no native intelligence but she could
respond to simple stimuli in a convincing way.

I have a theory about the phone system(s) and self awareness - more fit for another survey.
GeneralRe: We're doomed, but our world will probably last our time... Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 10:22
trønderen15-Feb-22 10:22 

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