back to article Nvidia: Why write code when you can string together a couple chat bots?

Nevermind using large language models (LLMs) to help write code, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang believes that in the future, enterprise software will just be a collection of chat bots strung together to complete the task. "It is unlikely that you'll write it from scratch or write a whole bunch of Python code or anything like that," …

  1. aerogems Silver badge

    This all just makes me think of the self-checkout lanes at various stores. At first, retailers were all over the idea because it let them fire a bunch of the checkout clerks, but now they're finding it also makes life a lot easier for shoplifters and are backtracking on the whole self-checkout idea with retail theft exploding. Then, after that Air Canada ruling, any corporate counsel who isn't strenuously objecting to plans to implement chat bots in place of live humans, should be sued for malpractice.

    AI just isn't even remotely ready for the kinds of things people are trying to use it for. I know the idea of mortgaging your future for extra profits today is the Corporate Way(tm), but anything you may save in sacking a few meatsack humies on the chat lines is likely going to cost you several times that later on when the chatbot says something expensive and you're stuck honoring it, or drives customers away to a competitor.

    1. NeilPost

      Chatbot and Business Process Workflow … what could possible go wrong.

      Echo’s of the IT automation fable of trucks of dog food/soup/pasta/potatoes or whatever turning up at the store lost in mists of fine because of a ‘minor’ quantity error and no validation in replenishment systems.

      I think I have struggled to find a real world example of some smart technology that even works reliably - Self Checkouts, Alexa/Siri/Google who are all dumb as shit, Customer Service Chatbots (that don’t make you want to kill your self with their inane) and when you get to a human ‘how can I help you’ … read the transcript you fuckwit ….. etc

  2. Chris Miller

    Genius! I literally can't think of a single thing that might go wrong with this cunning plan.

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge
      Devil

      "It is very likely that you assemble a team of AI"

      And what you'll end up with, is a fully end-to-end AI-built software product, with all the delightful quality of Wonka's Chocolate Experience!

      1. Chris Miller

        Re: "It is very likely that you assemble a team of AI"

        Obligatory

        1. ComputerSays_noAbsolutelyNo Silver badge

          Re: "It is very likely that you assemble a team of AI"

          Let's hope none of the AIs involved hallucinates to much.

  3. trevorde Silver badge

    This will solve all our problems

    Get it to develop all those Oracle/SAP ERP systems:

    https://www.theregister.com/2024/02/22/europes_largest_local_authority_weighs/

    https://www.theregister.com/2024/02/19/city_of_london_sap_si/

    What's the worst that could happen?

    1. cyberdemon Silver badge
      Trollface

      Re: This will solve all our problems

      The worst that can happen is that the AI vomits verbatim the contents of one of Oracle or SAP's codebases from a private GitHub repo!

      (With a bit of luck, they are still on VCS or Visual SourceSafe, and/or they have lost the code entirely)

      1. aerogems Silver badge
        Trollface

        Re: This will solve all our problems

        We don't need the source code to know they're utter shite, so how would that be worse? You making a "better to remain silent and thought a fool" type argument?

  4. nautica Silver badge
    Happy

    'Artificial Intelligence': same exact thing as that teeny, tiny orchestra inside my stereo system.

    "My artificial flowers died because I forgot to water them...artificially."--paraphrase; Dave Barry

  5. ComputerSays_noAbsolutelyNo Silver badge
    Joke

    Is he seriously proposing implementing an analogue to the infinite monkey to write Shakespeare?

    What is he going to tell his customers?

    "We pay for this service to develop a software to do X!"

    "Just let the AIs fail some more, and presto you get your software"

    1. Munchausen's proxy
      Pint

      Re: Is he seriously proposing implementing an analogue to the infinite monkey to write Shakespeare?

      What is he going to tell his customers?

      "These monkeys are trained."

      "And expensive."

    2. tatatata
      Devil

      Re: Is he seriously proposing implementing an analogue to the infinite monkey to write Shakespeare?

      Ah, but then, we expect IA to provide us with fault-free software that does what we want it to do.

      When was the last time some company you hired, or your internal team of software developers produced fault-free software that does what you want it to do? AI can make buggy software much faster!

  6. An_Old_Dog Silver badge

    Huang has a "Mighty" Vision

    Summary: you "might" do this, you "might" do that, you "might" even do some other thing, but trust us, it will solve all your corporate problems ... for a hefty fee.

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