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Learning to Code in the Age of AI

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    Joseph Dubon
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Learning to Code in the Age of Artificial Intelligence: Why it's Still Important

As a software developer and educator, I often get asked if it's still important to learn how to code in this age of artificial intelligence (AI). Some fear that AI will take over all coding jobs, leaving humans without a need to learn programming languages. But let me tell ya, that's like saying we don't need to learn how to cook because we have microwaves.

Sure, AI may automate certain coding tasks, but there will always be a need for humans to design and create new software.

Artificial Intelligence is not going to replace software engineers. It's going to make them better.

So, why should you learn to code?

It teaches you problem-solving skills

Coding requires you to break down complex problems into smaller, more manageable pieces. This skill is not only useful for programming but also for everyday life.

It gives you a sense of accomplishment

There's nothing quite like seeing your code come to life and knowing that you created something from scratch.

A coder is a creator of worlds.

It's a valuable asset in today's job market

Even if AI does automate some coding tasks, there will always be a need for humans to design and maintain software. Plus, coding skills can be applied to a variety of industries, from finance to healthcare.

So, what does the future look like for software engineers?

Well, as AI continues to advance, software engineers will need to adapt and learn new skills. But that's nothing new.

As technology evolves, so do the skills required to work with it. And who knows, maybe one day we'll be working alongside robots to create even more complex software.

In the meantime, don't let the fear of AI taking over all coding jobs deter you from learning how to code. It's a valuable skill that can benefit you in countless ways. Plus, who knows, maybe one day you'll be the one designing the AI that automates some of our everyday life tasks.

So, get out there and start learning to code! And remember, even if you make mistakes, just like in cooking, they can often lead to the most delicious and innovative results.