NVIDIA's CEO Thinks That Our Kids Shouldn't Learn How to Code As AI Can Do It for Them

That's quite a controversial statement. 

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During the latest World Government Summit in Dubai, Jensen Huang, the CEO of NVIDIA, spoke about the things our kids should and shouldn't learn in the future. It may come as a surprise to many but Huang does think that our kids don't need the knowledge of coding, just leave it to AI.

He mentioned that a decade ago, there was a belief that everyone needed to learn to code, and they were probably right, but based on what we see nowadays, the situation has changed due to achievements in AI, where everyone is literally a programmer.

He further talked about how kids may not necessarily need to learn how to code, and the focus should be on developing technology that allows for programming languages to be more human-like. In essence, traditional coding languages such as C++ or Java may become obsolete, as computers should be able to comprehend human language inputs.

"Over the last 10-15 years, almost everybody who sits on a stage like this would tell you that it is vital that your children learn computer science, everybody should learn how to program. And in fact, it's almost exactly the opposite," stated Huang. "It is our job to create computing technology such that nobody has to program, and that the programming language is human. Everybody in the world is now a programmer. This is the miracle of AI."

Following his bold statement, Huang suggested that people could focus on getting expertise in more practical areas instead.

Mastery in fields such as biology, education, manufacturing, agriculture, and others could allow experts to allocate the time they might have spent learning computer programming toward more fruitful endeavors. As a result, the only language necessary would be the one humans are naturally proficient in, the language they have known and used since birth.

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  • Anonymous user

    I completely agree with Mr. Jensen Huang.

    Execution should be left to AI while supervision and strategy should be handled by Humans.

    On the comment of languages, "regretfully" AI understands and translate ALL languages even taking into account the context. My prompts in GEMINI usually have mistakes (orthographe, grammar and without explanation of context) the AI is almost always able to pick a single and essential keyword to put the conversation into the context and answer correctly. It is just amazing and this is just the beginning of the technology.

    For some of us, learning languages (4+) at working level has supposed decades of dedication. This skill is going to be obsolete very soon and the quicker we adapt the better.

    The Human evolution we have in front of us is that of being strategic and to the point. Our attention span is reducing due to the brief and targeted information we receive everyday. Evolutionary wise, this is already probably harnessing our brain in the long term.

    We are in a darwinistic transitional period where Humans need to set aside their ambition to be recognized in their work (i.e. long and senseless meetings where everybody needs to speak and repeat messages that are not in line with the general strategy) and work for an egoless efficiency in benefit of all (organisation/society).

    I totally agree with an UBI. In general terms, WORK as an activity should be rethought. If you live in a part of the world where your basic needs are covered you won't be inactive forever. Work should be a pleasure as it takes more than half of our living time.

    The change of paradigm is not only at conceptual level but also in terms of economics. This entails a fiscal system where companies using new technologies contribute more to public expending.


    Anonymous user

    ·a month ago·
  • Anonymous user

    I speak 4 languages, and I don't speak them with the best proficiency I humanly could.

    My mother tongue is Spanish. By definition, it's a language that is clumsy to express unambiguous sentences. On the contrary, it's very fun to use puns and double meanings all the time.

    I can't imagine a world where my stupid and (slightly above the) average IQ  compatriots could express themselves proficiently enough to make an AI do what they exactly expected to be done.

    I mean, not everybody is a writer, not everybody is a speaker... it's not very likely that AI could improve our human intelligence. On the contrary, it will exacerbate the dumbness of the dumbs.

    Humans are lazy by definition and by evolution. Instead of using AI  to train our intelligence, I am pretty sure we will use it to anaesthetise our intelligence instead. Why should we think if AI thinks for us?

    And next, what will happen when AI keeps hallucinating more and more?


    Anonymous user

    ·a month ago·
  • Anonymous user

    Coding is a domain amongst many, and it feels like he is missing the bit where the AI is also mastering the other domains!
    What we need is a UBI ahead of this revolution - because this should be a solution, and ignoring it will turn it into a problem when everyone loses their jobs!


    Anonymous user

    ·a month ago·

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