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Will AI Replace Us? w/ The Creator of TabNine and Supermaven Jacob Jackson

May 2, 2024
May 23, 2024
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This week we had the pleasure of sitting down with Jacob Jackson, the creator of TabNine and Supermaven to discuss AI as a whole. It's no surprise that LLMs are taking over most of the current chatter in the tech world, but their rapid rise in popularity has also led to a rapid rise in concern. Many people believe that AI is coming for our jobs, working to replace human developers and other workers. On the other side of the fence, people are using AI to boost their productivity both at work and at home. Developers seem to be getting a great deal of this productivity boost with the creation of tools like Supermaven that can help speed up coding. If you've ever had any questions or doubt surrounding AI, or LLMs in general, then you're not going to want to miss this episode.


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Jacob Jackson Interview Questions

  • Short description, what is a LLM?
  • What are the current LLM models good at right now?
  • Where do they fall short?
  • What are some challenges for AI startups right now?
  • TabNine was one of the first AI coding assistants (before the ChatGPT/LLM craze), can you talk a bit about the progression that you’ve seen going from v1 of TabNine to what you’re working on now with Supermaven? 
  • Supermaven’s speed and ability to predict based on context really put it on a different level in my workflow, how does it differ from GitHub Copilot?
  • With all that we’ve talked about before, do you see AI tools progressing enough in the next decade to have a significant (negative) impact on the developer job market? (Will they take our jobs?)

Jacob's Links

  • Supermaven: Free AI Code Completion (link)
  • Blog post on whether AI will replace us (Supermaven blog post)
  • Jacob Jackson's X Profile (link)
  • TabNine: AI that you control (link)


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