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 ’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).

Written by Russell Brand

Entrepreneur in residence at Founder Institute, he has mentored, performed due diligence on and invested in numerous early stage companies. Hundreds of these early stage companies have described Russell’s insights and advice as the most useful thing in the history of their companies. He has always had an inborn ability to find more valuable uses of new ideas and faster ways to achieve results.


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