There is a machine learning bubble, but the technology is here to stay. Once the bubble pops, the world will be changed by machine learning. But it will probably be crappier, not better.

What will happen to AI is boring old capitalism. Its staying power will come in the form of replacing competent, expensive humans with crappy, cheap robots.

AI is defined by aggressive capitalism. The hype bubble has been engineered by investors and capitalists dumping money into it, and the returns they expect on that investment are going to come out of your pocket. The singularity is not coming, but the most realistic promises of AI are going to make the world worse. The AI revolution is here, and I don’t really like it.

    8 months ago

    Could have just typed the script in the first place.

    Sure - but ChatGPT can type faster than me. And for simple tasks, CoPilot is even faster.

    Also - it doesn’t just speed up typing, it also speeds up basics like “what did bob name that function?”

    • FaceDeer
      38 months ago

      And stuff like “I know there’s a library out there that does the thing I’m trying to do, what’s it named and how do I call it?”

      I haven’t been using ChatGPT for the “meat” of my programming, but there are so many things that little one-off scrappy Python scripts make so much easier in my line of work.