AI Will Change the Nature of Developer Learning Says Shuhei Yoshida

AI will be a tool and developers will change their ways of learning.

Sony Interactive Entertainment Executive Shuhei Yoshida claims that AI will change the way of learning for developers.

Shuhei Yoshida recently spoke with The Guardian in an interview where he was asked what he thought about developers’ concerns that AI could replace humans and its work. AI like ChatGPT has recently made so much progress that it could do coding, music, and art.

The PlayStation Executive stated that developers will still need to learn new skills so they could effectively use AI, so they will not be replaced at all. He thinks that it will ultimately have a positive impact on game development.

“It is a tool. Someone has to use the tool,” Yoshida explained. “AI can produce very strange things, as you must have seen. You really have to be able to use the tool well. AI will change the nature of learning for game developers, but in the end development will be more efficient, and more beautiful things will be made by people.

“People might not even need to learn programming any more, if they have learned how to use these tools of the future. The creativity is more important, the direction, how you envision what you want.”

Yoshida also shared an example with the media outlet about the use of AI as a tool. He said that just recently he was going through 15 pitches in a competition for indies in Japan. There was a small team of students that submitted a project with amazing beautiful graphics.

“They said that they used Midjourney, the AI art generator, to create the art,” he said. “That is powerful, that a small number of young people can create an amazing looking game. In the future, AI could develop interesting animations, behaviors, even do debug for your program.”

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