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For the past couple of weeks, my entire news feed was buzzing with the capabilities of GPT-3. 📳 If you don’t know what I am talking about, let me share some quick context.

Last week, OpenAI (backed by Elon Musk and Sam Altman) gave beta access to a few programmers for its advanced AI language model called GPT-3.

The model trained on 175 billion parameters is the largest till date. Not just that, it is also capable to outrank other models on text prediction and translation.

GPT-3 was trained on hundreds of billions of words, or essentially the entire Internet. That’s also why it can code in CSS, JSX, Python, etc. 😲

If you don’t believe me, check out this video that shows how Google’s iconic homepage was recreated in less than a minute.

If creating web pages were to become as simple as explaining in human language what output you would like, I’m pretty much convinced that programmers wouldn’t be necessary in the future. Many would-be employers will opt for these tools rather than hiring expensive programmers.

Apart from developers, jobs of creative professionals & writers are being threatened too. GPT-3 has shown that it can do any type of writing very effectively, that the text is almost indistinguishable from human writing. 📝

I even found out that the AI model was able to recreate Shakespeare’s work and could spin out original poems, and even create jokes filled with sarcasm and wit!

That being said, GPT-3 is just a very early glimpse of what the future holds. It is quite notorious for making silly errors and there is room for massive improvements. But, one thing is almost certain - Super intelligence is closer than we think and it will affect the jobs of our future.

What do you think about the future of programming?