NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang says you shouldn’t learn coding since AI will take your job anyway

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The future of coding could be changed completely thanks to generative AI, and when it comes to getting a job in technology, it might not even be a requirement to know coding soon. NVIDIA’s CEO, Jensen Huang, is one of the strongest proponents of this, believing that it’s no longer necessary to learn to code in the field of technology because AI will come to do all the work instead.

This thought was shared by Huang at the World Government Summit in Dubai, who suggested that coding by hand will soon become obsolete thanks to AI. Instead, he advises people to instead focus on different pursuits, like manufacturing, biology, and even farming. “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,” Huang said at the Summit.

NVIDIA CEO thinks you should focus on biology instead

Generative AI has made incredible leaps forward for years now, but this could spell trouble, as many fear that their jobs are in jeopardy if AI can do it instead. Coding has, for years, been one of the core skills those in technology must learn if they want a future in tech development. Now, Huang suggests that the future will see a world where everyone is capable of coding via AI, and coding won’t be a skill worth having.

However, it isn’t all doom and gloom, as Huang also spoke about how it will open new opportunities despite AI making old jobs, like coding, obsolete. For those who are willing to upskill and solve new problems that arise due to AI taking over, there will still be plenty of opportunities for careers in the tech sector.

This is why the CEO encourages pursuing knowledge in other topics. By using skills and successfully adapting to changes in the market, Huang predicts that the job market will remain competitive as workers rise to the challenge. AI is continuing to see success in plenty of sectors. And from tasks as simple as chatting with bots to complex ones, like AI website builders, it will be exciting to see where the future takes this technology.

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