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2018 ThoughtWorks XConf NA - AI and the Developer role

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My talk at XConf NA on July 20, 2018

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2018 ThoughtWorks XConf NA - AI and the Developer role

  1. 1. The Automated Workforce How AI will change the Developer’s role in future Vishal Bardoloi, Lead Consultant
  2. 2. How will AI disrupt the developer’s role?
  3. 3. Source: 1978 IBM ad (by Saatchi & Saatchi)
  4. 4. Source: https://x.ai/
  5. 5. Source: https://www.afiniti.com/
  6. 6. Source: Nature journal of science
  7. 7. Source: Quartz article
  8. 8. Source: GE Report
  9. 9. Source: https://firedrop.ai/ Source: https://scaledinference.com/
  10. 10. AI in < 30 seconds
  11. 11. Artificial Narrow Intelligence Artificial General Intelligence Artificial Super Intelligence
  12. 12. Artificial Narrow Intelligence (aka “Weak AI”) Source: https://www.process.st/applications-of-ai/
  13. 13. “Sophisticated examples of weak AI” ● Focused on 1 narrow task ● Limited, pre-defined range of functions ● Could be dangerous ○ global economic problems (e.g. flash crash) ○ disruptions in electric grid ○ damage to nuclear power plants ○ misdirected autonomous vehicles
  14. 14. Democratized Platforms
  15. 15. Source: “What it means to be an AI company” by StartupVentures
  16. 16. Garbage Data Perfect Model Garbage Result Perfect Data Garbage Model Good results still need human expertise!
  17. 17. Surfing the Wave of Technological Progress
  18. 18. Dev Data Scientist AI Ops?
  19. 19. 1. Building useful models
  20. 20. Wanted: Functional domain experts
  21. 21. 2. Data Literacy
  22. 22. Understand how to work with data
  23. 23. Understand the limitations of your data
  24. 24. 3. Diversity of Ideas
  25. 25. 4. Ethics in AI
  26. 26. The automated augmented workforce
  27. 27. THANKS
  28. 28. HASTA LA VISTA, BABY

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