English is the New Python

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June 7, 2024

In a world where traditional programming skills are evolving faster than ever, tech leaders must adapt to stay ahead. Today’s guests, Rob O’Brien and Moin Haque, discuss the emerging concept of "English is the new Python." 

Rob is a partner at Stride and has over 10 years of experience in product and management consulting. Moin is a lead technologist at International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF) with over 20 years of experience in tech and data analytics.

Rob and Moin explain how natural language interfaces are creating efficiencies and reshaping various tech fields. They highlight the critical role of prompt engineering in effectively utilizing AI technologies.

The guests provide practical steps for organizations to adapt to the evolution, such as building knowledge graphs and ensuring a strong data foundation. The conversation also emphasizes the evolving role of technologists and the growing importance of communication and critical reasoning skills for tech leaders.

As a tech leader, it’s time for you to embrace the shift towards natural language and AI. Tune in to learn how you can adapt your leadership strategies to stay competitive and drive innovation in your organization.

"In my experience with technology, there's always been some level of inherent or implicit inefficiency, but when you have the ability to communicate in natural language, there's an efficiency there. And if done right, there's also a greater efficacy. " ~ Rob O'Brien 

In This Episode:

  • English is the new Python: What does this mean?
  • How do you know when technologies are wrong?
  • Natural language disruption: Challenges and opportunities for organizations
  • The role of prompt engineers in building natural language interfaces
  • External resources on natural language and prompt engineering
  • Advice for the next generation of technologists
  • The future of natural language interfaces

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