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AI Will Reduce the Demand for Computer Science Degrees, Mark Cuban Says

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Mark Cuban on Shark Tank in 2018

"Twenty years from now, if you are a coder, you might be out of a job," says investor Mark Cuban.

Today's highest-paid college major will someday hold little value for some employers, according to billionaire investor Mark Cuban.

The value of a computer science degree, often seen as a practical choice of college major, will diminish as artificial intelligence continues to advance, Cuban said in an interview with Recode editor at large Kara Swisher.

"Twenty years from now, if you are a coder, you might be out of a job," Cuban said. "Because it's just math, and so, whatever we're defining the AI to do, someone's got to know the topic."

Computer science tops the list of the highest-paying college majors with a median base salary of $70,000, according to Glassdoor.

But Cuban said the benefits of a computer science degree will someday be overtaken by those of a degree in the humanities.

"Creativity, collaboration, communication skills: Those things are super important and are going to be the difference between make or break," Cuban said.

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