A small minority – likely less than 1% – of the world can code. Yet it is also widely known that the skillset tends to yield outsized returns, with developers generating some of the highest paying salaries out there.
But the field is quickly shifting, especially with the advent of wide-scale AI. In this podcast, we get to chat with Amjad Masad, founder of Replit, about these foundational shifts.
We cover how Replit has integrated AI into its platform and the implications on both current and future developers. It’s easier than ever to learn to code, but is it still worthwhile? Listen in to find out.
00:00 – Introduction
02:04 – What is Replit?
04:15 – Stories behind Replit
11:10 – The software hero’s journey
13:09 – Making coding fun
15:58 – AI powering software
19:37 – Training your own models
22:36 – Building UX around AI
24:16 – The developer landscape
26:23 – The 1000x engineer
30:40 – Should you still learn to code?
34:41 – What does AI enable?
40:54 – Developing on mobile
43:24 – A software labor market
45:53 – Differentiating a marketplace
48:23 – Building new market dynamics
50:45 – Looking ahead
The a16z Podcast discusses the most important ideas within technology with the people building it. Each episode aims to put listeners ahead of the curve, covering topics like AI, energy, genomics, space, and more.