Stability AI CEO, Emad Mostaque (Image credit : Forbes)
According to Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque, artificial intelligence would eliminate the majority of outsourced programmers in India within a few years.
On a call with UBS analysts, Mostaque reportedly stated that software development can now be done with fewer personnel.
“I think that it affects different types of jobs in different ways,” Mostaque said last week, which was first reported by CNBC.
“If you’re doing a job in front of a computer, and no one ever sees you, then it’s massively impactful, because these models are like really talented grads,” he said.
According to Mostaque, “outsourced coders up to level three programmers will be gone from India in the next year or two, whereas in France, you’ll never fire a developer.”
“So it affects different models in different countries in different ways in different sectors,” he added.
In an interview for the Moonshots and Mindsets Podcast, Mostaque earlier stated that there will be “no programmers in five years,” but he later clarified that he meant traditional coders.
On the call, the chief executive echoed such remarks.
“Why would you have to write code where the computer can write code better? When you deconstruct the programming thing from bug testing to unit testing to ideation, an AI can do that, just better,” he said.
“But it won’t be doing it automatically, it will be AI ‘co-pilots,’” Mostaque continued. “That means less people are needed for classical programming, but then are they needed for other things? This is the question and this is the balance that we have to understand, because different areas are also affected differently.”
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