So, software engineers, how are we making sure we're not replaced in five years by bad AI? Serious question. How are you making yourself irreplaceable?
@james the core of my job is to take non-specific, and often contradictory, descriptions of what people want computers to do for them, and then make it happen. Until an LLM learns to do that I think I’m pretty much safe.
Having said that, I do worry about what happens to junior developers and people new to the industry. There’s value in people spending time doing relatively simple tasks that have been done before, it’s how you build up a mental model of things work.