The Conversation: Google and Microsoft are creating a monopoly on coding in plain language

The Conversation: Google and Microsoft are creating a monopoly on coding in plain language. “Currently, numerous coding platforms exist. Some of these platforms offer varied features that different programmers favour, however none offer a competitive advantage. A new programmer could easily use a free, ‘bare bones’ coding terminal and be at little disadvantage. However, AI at the level required for NLC [Natural Language Coding] is not cheap to develop or deploy, and is likely to be monopolized by major platform corporations such as Microsoft, Google or IBM. The service may be offered for a fee or, like most social media services, for free but with unfavourable or exploitative conditions for its use.” NLC is a first for me; I’m used to seeing it called no-code programming or low-code programming.

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