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What would you do with “Average” Programmers?

We are always thinking about getting “rock star” programmers.

AlphaCode is by some measures an average programmer; probably a somewhat above average professional programmer but not a super-star.

At some point, such programmer AI’s will be cheap. Maybe they will become extraordinary. Maybe not. But assuredly abundant and inexpensive.

What could you do with a vast army of such programmers?

DeepMind has a 73-page preprint available for those who would like to know the details. Reading it is probably not a good strategy for becoming an average programmer (smile).

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Written by Russell Brand

Russell has started three successful companies, one of which helped agencies of the federal government become very early adopters of open source software, long before that term was coined. His first project saved The American taxpayer 250 million dollars. In his work within federal agency, he was often called, “the arbiter of truth,” facilitating historically hostile groups and factions to effectively work together towards common goals

 

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