Most outsourced coders in India will be gone in 2 years due to A.I., Stability AI boss predicts
In the next year or two, most outsourced programmers in India will lose their jobs, according to Stability AI CEO Emad Mostaque.
According to Mostaque, most of the country’s outsourced coders will lose their jobs as AI allows software to be developed with fewer people.
In a call last week with analysts at the Swiss investment bank, Mostaque said that it affects different types of jobs differently.
When you are working in front of a computer and nobody sees you, then it is hugely impactful, since these models are like really talented graduates.”
But not everyone will be affected in the same way, according to Mostaque.
It is partly due to the fact that there are different rules and regulations around the world. A country with a stronger labor law, such as France, is less likely to see such an impact, for example.
Unlike in France, Mostaque predicted that “outsourced coders up to level three programmers will disappear within the next year or two.”
Consequently, it affects different models in different countries in different ways.”
According to a Bloomberg report, India has more than 5 million software developers who are most at risk from advanced artificial intelligence tools.
Among the top outsourcing destinations in Asia is the second-largest country. Indian outsourcing firms serve Silicon Valley tech giants, Wall Street banks, airlines and retailers.
Indian multinational IT services and consulting firm Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) is the country’s largest outsourcing company. There are also Infosys and Wipro.
In an effort to help clients adopt this powerful new technology more quickly, TCS has committed to train more than 25,000 engineers on generative AI over Microsoft’s Azure Open AI service.
In an interview with CNBC Thursday, TCS’s CEO N. Ganapathy Subramaniam said that the company began taking a “machine-first” approach to project delivery around four years ago, which demonstrates how AI will have a huge impact on how the business operates and operates.
It has just been advanced by a few years with generative AI, Subramaniam said.
In response, Mostaque reiterated his previous statement that there will be “no more programmers” in five years’ time – but he clarified that he meant coders in the traditional sense only.
The computer can write code better than you, so why write code yourself? According to Mostaque, when you break programming down into bug testing, unit testing, and ideation, an AI is just as good as you, just better.”
But AI ‘co-pilots’ won’t be doing it automatically, Mostaque said. “That means fewer people are required for classical programming, but are they needed for anything else?”. There are different areas that are affected differently, so we need to understand the balance.”