Mar 08

DeepCoder

Is he after you?

What are people thinking? Is this the beginning of the end by giving control of our lives to our  Computer slaves?

Researchers at Microsoft and University of Cambridge have developed an Artificial Intelligence that’ll write code all by itself.

They call it DeepCoder

And it could change the job description for software developers.

The vision for DeepCoder is for a person to be able to merely give it an idea and the AI will automatically write all of the necessary code, without errors, in just seconds. More than anything, it will allow anybody with an idea to potentially build an internet business worth millions. (Is this the premise that we allow this to happen)

Do you know this person?

Will This be your Child or your grandchild? It could be one of them.

Honestly, why should you care

Aside from empowering the non-coder to build software, this signals the exciting times that are ahead for Artificial Intelligence and automation of white-collar jobs.

It will be fearful to think about a machine taking your job, but as long as you are aware of the possibility before it happens, you can prepare. Not to mention, AI will start by taking care of our dirty work (and this will allow it to happen).

For an accountant, AI will first learn to keep track of entries in the general ledger. For a marketer, AI will compile massive amounts of buying history and present you with a report on best marketing strategies. And for programmers, AI will write a lot of the time-consuming, simple code (in the beginning and then what?).

As long as you are open to adapting and aware of the changes, you won’t go extinct (no but maybe jobless, homeless and an outcast).

Don’t underestimate anything. Its time will come. It may kill humans before humans can “pull the plug”