Software Engineers Are Doomed

Derick David
Utopian
Published in
3 min readMar 13, 2024

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Midjourney

You have to hear this. It’s not every day a news headline grabs my full attention. Yesterday, Peter Thiel-backed Cognition Labs announced “Devin,” an AI tool that generates production-ready code.

And it’s mind-blowing.

Unlike other coding AI copilots, Devin can actually write entire apps on its own and not just autocompleting tasks. Perhaps, its most striking feature is its ability to fix code issues autonomously.

In a demo by a Cognition Labs developer, an Upwork post prompted Devin to autonomously complete the entire project. What really impressed me is that Devin can fix issues in large repos and deploy in seconds.

Also, I love how software engineers at Cognition refer to themselves as “Human Software Engineers.”

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But yeah, the AI space has been crazy since the beginning of the year.

Remember just a month ago when NVIDIA CEO Jensen Huang said that with the advent of AI, everyone could become a programmer?

Well, we’re getting there faster than we thought. We are truly living in unprecedented times.

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Derick David
Utopian

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