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AI threat: India’s 5 million programmers face an unclear future

India would be the nation most impacted if the technology powering ChatGPT were to replace software engineers, as it is home to more than 5 million programmers. Newly certified engineers like Palash Hade, who predicts a decline in software jobs in India, are concerned about this possibility. This indicates of the most feared AI threat to be genuine.

Hade enrolled in an online data science and analytics degree programme from the esteemed Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Madras to improve his employability.

When talent was scarce in the past, Indian outsourcing companies were ready to teach engineers from various backgrounds. However, with the development of generative AI and ChatGPT, employers are now seeking applicants with these specialised abilities. Tata Consultancy Services Ltd., the largest outsourcer in India, issued 46,000 offers on campuses this year, but the CEO of Tech Mahindra cautions that change is rapidly arriving because of advanced AI.


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While students at prestigious universities like the Indian Institute of Science are unconcerned about AI’s potential effects on their employment prospects, thousands of engineers without degrees from these schools have cause for concern. According to Shraddha Kulkarni, a 21-year-old engineering student in Bangalore who has been actively using ChatGPT, entry-level coding employment are in danger of disappearing.

Developers on Reddit and Quora are reportedly voicing concern about the possible effects of AI on their sector, according to Bloomberg. They worry that programming based on AI may make the time and effort they spent honing their talents obsolete.

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