- A new survey from Evans Data Corp. found that about one-third of developers who responded feared that artificially intelligent systems could one day replace them in their job.
- Of the 550 software developers surveyed, 29% said their biggest fear was that "I and my development efforts are replaced by artificial intelligence."
- The second biggest developer concern unveiled by the survey was that 23% of respondents feared the platform they worked on would become obsolete.
Such concerns should not dissuade people from becoming developers, said Janel Garvin, CEO of Evans Data, "but it does provide a good case for developers to keep on top of the latest development practices," he said in an interview with ComputerWorld.
The survey also revealed mixed opinions about the impact of AI overall. Almost 80% said they believe that robotics and A.I. will improve life. But close to 60% at least somewhat agree “that robotics and A.I. will be disasters in the making,” said Michael Rasalan, the firm’s director of research.
In January, Tractica predicted that the market for AI systems for enterprise applications will increase from $202.5 million in 2015 to $11.1 billion by 2024.