It's just jealousy driving the "coders will be automated" narrative, plain and simple. The industry has had the most absurd bullrun in all of history during the 2010s. It's law and accounting that I'd be more concerned about as white collar industries, they will be buck broken once those language models stop hallucinating so badly and get trained on all the statues and regulations.
I do think the industry will have a correction due not to AI, but due to everyone retraining in it and the ability of software to be effortlessly duplicated. Much of the bullrun was driven by people going from an average of an hour spent online a day to 8 hours online a day. Tiktok, reddit and instagram have almost perfected their addictive algorithms, I don't think people will really go into the next step with neurallinks or VR headsets. >>2075
It's pretty useful at reminding you about shit you already know, or if you're using an unfamiliar language or there's dependencies you don't know about. But you have to be highly specific and accurate with your prompting, and people not in the know won't be able to do that. AI code is dogshit but if you hold its hand it works away at the gruntwork.