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GPT-4 "left me with a sense of dread and sadness," an Amazon employee wrote.

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Tech workers are beginning to panic about the possibility that AI is coming for their jobs.

Since ChatGPT captured headlines late last year, workers have taken to the anonymous networking site Blind to question whether AI will make their jobs obsolete. Software engineers have written dozens of posts on the issue.

"Software engineering is a dying profession," a Microsoft engineer wrote in one post, titled "Face it, golden age is over."

In a separate post, a poll asked whether young software engineers are screwed. With more than 12,000 responses, 41.3% of respondents voted yes, 37% voted that opportunities have remained unchanged, and 21.7% said there are more opportunities now.

One Google engineer wondered if it was time to start their career "from the ground up again."

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