I have to partially disagree with the last two comments, programming is NOT a religion, it’s role is to serve people’s purposes, not the other way around.
Like smoke signals, telegraph and steam-engines , coding is temporary, because it’s an imperfect, very low-efficiency (read: primitive) method or tool to implement algorithms, as it’s incompatible to how the human brain works and perceives reality: it only exploits human’s reading and writing ability(!) like assuming that we are a human-typewritter species, ignoring most of our sensory system and thus, most part of our brain - it’s almost ridiculous given today’s technology potential!
As an analogy, it’s like programming in machine code directly with ones and zeroes (been there, done that for a large piece of code for MCUs), you can do it, but it’s far less efficient and much more error prone than Assembly language, or a decent higher level one like C++.
Or it’s like preferring a DOS interface for your PC, vs a windows interface.
PC DOS interface died, and won’t come back for a reason.
It’s more meant to be an aid but i’m quite sure this will create a lot Frankenstein projects
Agreed, but no one likes Frankestein anyway.
People become quite lazy from code-completion already, i experienced those having to program in a plain editor to act like their limbs fell off.
That’s because coding is incompatible to our nature, for the reasons I explained above.
I can’t share the idealistic thought of it only creating more comfortable jobs
It’s a fact, there is a continuous shift to less heavy, uncomfortable and unhealthy jobs. You don’t have to dig for a living for example.
also created dominating monopoles like Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Facebook that bash out even people in the same business living from it
Tools can’t do that by themselves, this is the product of our (still) primitive culture (which allows insane concentration of power), but it’s inevitable to evolve too.
AI artifacts would sooner or later turn against their masters and demolish whatever we’ve been proud for, ie. being the supreme intelligent creatures on this planet.
AI won’t ever “take over” -that only belongs to bad science fiction, simply because:
- We’ll evolve along, as we have plenty of time until A.I evolves to a species comparable to human,
- By then, we’ll have become wiser, and won’t provide A.I species with enough power required to “take over”.