VSHN.timer #205: Infrastructure as LLM

30. Oct 2023

Welcome to another VSHN.timer! Every Monday, 5 links related to Kubernetes, OpenShift, CI / CD, and DevOps; all stuff coming out of our own chat system, making us think, laugh, or simply work better.

This week we’re going to talk about the impact of LLMs and generative AI in the world of DevOps and software engineering.

1. Matt Rickard argues that AI will write Infrastructure as Code to help developers run their own code in the near future. It doesn’t sound too far-fetched.


2. A team of US and Chinese scientists created a software agency made of ChatGPT-powered bots, each assuming different roles (architect, programmer, reviewer, tester, designer…) and then published a scientific paper with astonishing results.


3. A new regulation called the “AI Act” is fast approaching and will regulate how artificial intelligence is used in the EU. This blog post looks at what each organization should be doing to be prepared in time for this. Meanwhile, in the US, President Biden just released an executive order for “safe and trustworthy” AI, following an agreement among G7 countries on a set of guidelines for the industry.


4. Have you ever wondered who feds LLMs with fresh data? Countless invisible workers spread all over Latin America, Africa, and Southeast Asia. They earn pennies, clutch at straws, and power the systems we use every day. Think about it the next time you use your favorite prompt.


5. AI chatbots like OpenAI’s ChatGPT and Google’s Bard consume an astronomical amount of electricity and water; or, more precisely, the massive data centers that power them do. And according to the latest estimates, those energy demands are rapidly ballooning to epic proportions.


Are you aware of the social and environmental impact of AI chatbots? Have you integrated generative AI in your work? Would you like to share your concerns with our readers? Get in touch with us, and see you next week for another edition of VSHN.timer.

PS: check out our previous VSHN.timer editions about AI: #173, #176, and #182.

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Adrian Kosmaczewski

Adrian Kosmaczewski is in charge of Developer Relations at VSHN. He is a software developer since 1996, a trainer, and a published author. Adrian holds a Master in Information Technology from the University of Liverpool.

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