Would ChatGPT take our software engineering jobs?

Ahmed Nafies
3 min readApr 20, 2023

A common question asked by many tech managers, designers, recruiters, and others not involved in software engineering is whether ChatGPT will take our software engineering jobs. I asked ChatGPT-4 the same question and here’s the response I received.

I distinctly recall my first experience with ChatGPT and how it amazed me with its ability to understand my questions and provide well-thought-out answers. I knew that this innovative technology was powerful and shared the same sentiment as those around me: “This is a little scary.”

Since discovering ChatGPT, I have relied less on Google and barely visited “Stack Overflow” — a website every software engineer checks daily to find answers to software bug questions. In the past ten years, I only had to ask three questions on Stack Overflow because everything else have been already addressed. Now, I hardly open the site at all.

ChatGPT can easily solve Google and Apple interview questions — problems that I might struggle to address at the time of writing this article. The technical capabilities of this technology are astounding. So, naturally, I purchased a subscription to use ChatGPT-4. It became an…