If you're interested in generative AI and coding assistants, you won't want to miss this interview with David Mertz, Ph.D., senior developer, data scientist, and author of "Regular Expression Puzzles and AI Coding Assistants."
In the interview, Mertz discusses his book, which presents puzzles about regular expressions and demonstrates how new AI coding assistants, like Copilot and ChatGPT, work with them.
These AI coding assistants are revolutionizing the programming world by providing suggestions for how you might complete your code. Mertz notes that these assistants are a great help in many cases, but they can have limitations and sometimes fail. Something we need to be careful when it comes to plagiarism and arises new questions around the attribution and moral rights of such generated pieces.
Some of the limitations he identified include the potential for hallucination or the generation of entirely nonsensical content and not knowing whether code looks syntactically correct but does not perform the desired function.
So, if you're interested in generative AI or coding assistants and the complexity with law to regulate them, check out this interview for valuable insights and a new perspective on this rapidly-evolving field. Available on Spotify or YouTube: