General Manager of X3, Vanessa Barrameda, talks about how developers were caught off guard by the advent of AI and urges them to keep their skills up to date to avoid the risk of being replaced.
Vanessa Barrameda, the general manager of end-to-end web3 solutions X3, has recently revealed that the rapid emergence of artificial intelligence (AI) has left developers unprepared.
According to a report by BitPinas, a Philippine-based content platform that focuses on the nation’s FinTech industry, Barrameda was caught off guard by how fast AI is advancing and its impact on the tech industry.
“A lot of us are a bit shaken; we were unprepared. We have to quickly find where we should all evolve in this environment. And for my company, we were trying to do this faster than the tech. Otherwise, we would be irrelevant.”
Barrameda added that the development of AI is not something that she did not anticipate will take place, at least within the next ten years. However, what she did not expect was how fast AI was going to affect their lives as developers.
“The bear market is a cycle; everything happens in a cycle, so it’s something you’d expect. But as a developer, what we didn’t expect was how fast AI was going to affect our lives.”
X3 GM advises developers to keep on upskilling
Barrameda recommended her co-developers in the space to keep their skills current and relevant to avoid being replaced by AI. She urged them to be skeptical of what they read or hear and only enroll in reputable online courses.
“Especially now, with so many fake photos and videos, you’d think it’s the real thing, but it’s not. AI is making it so difficult for us to decipher which is real and which is not.”
Artificial Intelligence’s unprecedented growth
In the field of information technology, the concept of AI emerging is not a new one, and many experts have predicted that it will alter a variety of industries. However, the rapidity with which AI is expanding and having an impact on the market has caught many people, including Barrameda, off surprise. The use of AI has already started to cause upheaval across a variety of business sectors, and it is expected that this trend will only accelerate in the years to come.
The impact of AI on our lives is already evident, and it is up to the developers to keep up with the changing times. It is changing the way we live, work and play, and various sectors need to be prepared for the challenges it brings. Being equipped with the necessary technological expertise, people can leverage its potential and create new and exciting use cases that benefit society. The future belongs to those who can adapt and innovate, and developers who take Barrameda’s advice and keep upskilling will be well-positioned to thrive in the age of artificial intelligence.