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Exactly 70% agreed that governments should consider introducing social benefit policies, such as social assistance, health and housing benefits, and universal basic income, to ease the burden of transforming the economy. industry and avoid unemployment crisis linked to advancement of AI, according to new report form MDBootrap. Recent advances in AI tools, led by the announcement of GitHub Copilot, are raising concerns about unemployment.
Most developers recognize the danger AI poses to web development work. Most of them agreed that the transformation of AI is likely to be a cause of widespread unemployment in the industry.
When asked if they personally thought AI could possibly take their own work and limit their future web development opportunities, a staggering 66.8% majority disagreed. This is a clear symptom of the optimism bias: only 21.7% of respondents expressed fear for their own jobs, while most predicted that other developers would lose theirs. .
Even though web developers recognize AI as a danger, they still plan to accelerate the growth of AI-powered tools. 65.5% said they plan to use GitHub Copilot in their work.
Surprisingly, even though they are against government interference in the affairs of the computer industry and the introduction of regulations, most developers have come out in favor of government aid.
MDBootstrap explored what web developers think about the possibility of AI replacing them. He interviewed over 500 web developers to learn more about their thoughts on launching GitHub Copilot, the risks of AI in the workplace, and possible solutions.
Read it full report by MDBootstrap.
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