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Unveiling the future of AI: Insights from the front lines

Watch this panel discussion with James Q. Quick and Emily Freeman on the impact of AI on developers.

James Q. Quick and Emily Freeman sit on stage during a panel discussion about Artificial Intelligence
James Q. Quick and Emily Freeman sit on stage during a panel discussion about Artificial Intelligence.

In this engaging and fast-paced panel discussion moderated by ChangelogJames Quick (JS Developer, keynote speaker and content creator) and Emily Freeman (Head of Community at AWS) discuss the broad topic of artificial intelligence’s (AI’s) impact on developers.

Both long-term and short-term issues are analyzed, including how developers can start their AI journey and avoid being laid off, abstractions moving higher and higher over time, problems with Gen AI, LLM’s skipping your website content, the possibility of new open source licenses, the curious lack of AI code maintenance tools, the need for legal and ethical considerations to catch up, and many more.

The session took place at All Things Open 2023 in Raleigh, NC and was featured on Changelog’s podcast platform where it’s been listened to more than 30,000 times.  

Key takeaways:

  • AI as a positive force: The panelists’ optimistic outlook encourages us to view AI as a catalyst for positive change, driving innovation and efficiency across sectors.
  • Job evolution, not replacement: AI’s impact on the job market should be seen through the lens of transformation and creation of new opportunities, rather than mere replacement.
  • The importance of adaptability: Embracing AI requires an ongoing commitment to learning and adaptability, leveraging AI tools to enhance work rather than replace human creativity.
  • Ethical considerations are paramount: As AI continues to evolve, ethical considerations and responsible development must be at the forefront, ensuring that AI benefits society as a whole.

This panel discussion serves as a critical resource for anyone interested in understanding the multifaceted landscape of AI. It offers a balanced perspective on the challenges and opportunities presented by AI, providing valuable insights for professionals, developers, and enthusiasts alike. This conversation underscores the importance of embracing AI with optimism, caution, and a deep sense of responsibility.

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