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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 10:49
professionalAdam David Hill20-Feb-22 10:49 
GeneralAI is only as good as we are Pin
Stylianos Polychroniadis18-Feb-22 9:55
Stylianos Polychroniadis18-Feb-22 9:55 
GeneralAn AI can drive cars? Pin
John Wellbelove16-Feb-22 23:57
John Wellbelove16-Feb-22 23:57 
GeneralProcessing power Pin
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 23:21
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 23:21 
I know, it's oldschool, but has anyone even wasted a single thought about what kind of processing power we would need to accomplish this superhuman level of artificial intelligence? Every one of us has about as many neurons between the ears as there are stars in the galaxy. What kind of hardware do we need to emulate that? The best we currently have for that are graphics processors. Do really you think your new graphics card is up to that task? Or will we better take a roomfull of them, a modern supercomputer?

Having something like that under every desk, in every car and on every silly smartphone may very well turn out to be nothing more than some nerd's wet dream. And I'm also not afraid of the Terminator if its brain sits in a large, vulnerable building.
I have lived with several Zen masters - all of them were cats.

His last invention was an evil Lasagna. It didn't kill anyone, and it actually tasted pretty good.

GeneralRe: Processing power Pin
trønderen17-Feb-22 6:57
trønderen17-Feb-22 6:57 
GeneralMissing option - programmers WROTE the AI Pin
Marc Clifton16-Feb-22 17:15
mvaMarc Clifton16-Feb-22 17:15 
GeneralAI Can't Drive a Car -or- Write a Novel Pin
matblue2515-Feb-22 8:12
professionalmatblue2515-Feb-22 8:12 
GeneralRe: AI Can't Drive a Car -or- Write a Novel Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 10:38
trønderen15-Feb-22 10:38 
GeneralExplaining the task to an AI might be as difficult as writing the code ... for now Pin
Cpichols15-Feb-22 4:04
Cpichols15-Feb-22 4:04 
GeneralRe: Explaining the task to an AI might be as difficult as writing the code ... for now Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 10:11
trønderen15-Feb-22 10:11 
GeneralRe: Explaining the task to an AI might be as difficult as writing the code ... for now Pin
Cpichols15-Feb-22 11:04
Cpichols15-Feb-22 11:04 
GeneralRe: Explaining the task to an AI might be as difficult as writing the code ... for now Pin
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 22:10
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 22:10 
GeneralThere is no current AI that does these things, currently Machine Learning Pin
maze314-Feb-22 23:58
professionalmaze314-Feb-22 23:58 
GeneralRe: There is no current AI that does these things, currently Machine Learning Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 10:14
trønderen15-Feb-22 10:14 
GeneralRe: There is no current AI that does these things, currently Machine Learning Pin
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 22:37
CodeWraith16-Feb-22 22:37 
GeneralRe: There is no current AI that does these things, currently Machine Learning Pin
trønderen17-Feb-22 6:42
trønderen17-Feb-22 6:42 
GeneralWe will continue to be useful, the tools we use will change Pin
harvyk014-Feb-22 22:23
harvyk014-Feb-22 22:23 
GeneralContext, context, context Pin
willichan14-Feb-22 10:21
professionalwillichan14-Feb-22 10:21 
GeneralRe: Context, context, context Pin
trønderen15-Feb-22 9:16
trønderen15-Feb-22 9:16 
GeneralRe: Context, context, context Pin
willichan16-Feb-22 10:53
professionalwillichan16-Feb-22 10:53 
GeneralRe: Context, context, context Pin
trønderen16-Feb-22 12:44
trønderen16-Feb-22 12:44 
GeneralI Am A Robot Pin
snorkie14-Feb-22 8:04
professionalsnorkie14-Feb-22 8:04 
Generalhumans have no limits in imagination Pin
Irina Pykhova14-Feb-22 7:10
professionalIrina Pykhova14-Feb-22 7:10 
Generalneither in stupidity Pin
Nelek14-Feb-22 8:07
protectorNelek14-Feb-22 8:07 
GeneralRe: neither in stupidity Pin
Irina Pykhova14-Feb-22 8:35
professionalIrina Pykhova14-Feb-22 8:35 

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