Software Development and AI: A Musing

Fear of Software Evolution

There's a murmuring of AI "taking jobs" from software developers, graphic designers, musicians, and the like. Whether it's GPT-3, GPT-4, or the next iteration of machine learning, one thing is true: it's evolving.

This is not bad news. There's much fear associated with these breakthroughts; fear from developers and designers of all levels. Many are worried that the new technology will replace them or make their creative problem-solving skills obsolete. New developers may be concerned that their chances of breaking into tech are shrinking slimmer by the day.

I hope this musing helps allay these concerns.

Embracing Change

Things are changing. Fast. Within the last decade, artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) have taken tech by storm. It started small and relatively unpromising. However thanks to relentless human creativity and drive, it grows exponentially more sophisticated and reliable.

This should be no surprise! People have created incredibly complex and sophisticated technical advancements for centuries. This is not the first technical revolution, and we can learn from the past.