Mass Loss of Jobs Among Outsourcing Programmers in India Predicted by CEO
CEO of Stability AI, Emad Mostak, has issued a warning about a potential mass loss of jobs among outsourcing programmers in India within the next year or two. Mostak believes that this phenomenon will be driven by the increasing influence of artificial intelligence (AI) in the field of software development.
According to Mostak, advancements in AI technology have made it possible to complete many tasks in software development with fewer people. This is particularly applicable to work that can be done solely on computers, resulting in a significant reduction in the need for human involvement.
“In India, outsourcing encoders will become obsolete within a year or two,” said Mostak, expressing his certainty about the impact of AI on the job market.
It should be noted that not all sectors or countries will experience the same level of change. Countries with stronger labor laws, such as France, are expected to be less susceptible to the influence of AI in programming jobs.
India, home to over 5 million programmers, is particularly vulnerable to the disruptive effects of advanced AI tools like ChatGPT, as highlighted in a report by Bloomberg.
Earlier statements from Mostak indicate that he believes that within five years, traditional programmers as we know them today may cease to exist. While classical programming roles are expected to decline, the question remains whether there will be a need for humans in other capacities within the industry. Mostak emphasized that all areas of work will undergo changes in various ways.