Increasing artificial intelligence will make even software engineers look less promising.
That’s because artificial intelligence will write its own software, according to Jack Dorsey, the tech billionaire boss of Twitter and Square. And that would put some beginner level software engineers in a tough spot.
“We talk a lot about self-driving trucks and whatnot” when talking about how automation can change jobs held by people, Dorsey told former Democratic president Hope Andrew Yang in an episode of “Yang Speaks”; podcast published Thursday.
But the A.I. “will also come for programming” jobs, Dorsey said.
“A lot of the goals of machine learning and deep learning are to write the software itself over time so many entry-level programming jobs won’t be relevant anymore,” Dorsey told Yang.
Currently, software engineers tend to have high paid jobs and are highly sought after.
In fact, the software engineer is the seventh best job in the country for 2020, according to a ranking by job site Glassdoor, with a median base salary of $ 105,563. (The ranking is based on a combination of factors including salary, job satisfaction, number of job openings and more.)
Dorsey told Yang, a supporter of universal basic income, or UBI, that such a free cash payment could be a “floor” for people to stand up if they lose their income due to automation.
A monthly stipend can give workers “peace of mind” that they will be able to “feed and feed their children as they learn to move into the new world” by learning new skills, Dorsey said. The UBI is not an excuse not to work, but rather a lifeline, Dorsey said.
Of course, others disagree. Critics argue that the UBI is first and foremost expensive, but also that it does not disincentives people to have jobs, thus eliminating the sense of purpose of the people in society.
And Dorsey is not alone in his predictions that artificial intelligence outweighs fast food cashiers and truck drivers.
In November, the Brookings Institute released a report showing that artificial intelligence is especially dangerous to “white collar” jobs.
“Our analysis shows that workers with a graduate or professional degree are about four times as likely to be exposed to AI as high school-only workers. Bachelor degree holders are the most exposed. at the education level, five times more exposed to AI than workers with only a high school level, “says the Brookings Institute paper.
The Brookings Institute reports that professions are ranked by their relative exposure to artificial intelligence, and computer programmers are the third most exposed job listed, behind market research analysts and managers. on sale.
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