Podcast Ep: #45 Tech Check: Amazon's AI, Rust vs. Go vs. C++ and the Intricacies of AI in Coding

By Murilo Cunha, Bart Smeets

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In this episode, titled "#45 Tech Check: Amazon's AI, Rust vs. Go vs. C++ and the Intricacies of AI in Coding" we are joined by special guest Lukas Valatka as we peel back the layers of AI's reliability and dive into the coding languages shaping our digital futures: 

  • Amazon's "Just Walk Out" Technology: A deep dive into the challenges and human supervision required behind Amazon's cashier-less shopping.
  • Rust vs. Go vs. C++: Is it time to join the Rust rush? We dive into the language loyalty debate and compare the productivity and features of Rust versus traditional languages like C++ and Go.
  • The API Balancing Act: The trade-offs of updating PyO3's API with user convenience in mind.
  • Generative AI and Refactoring: Weighing the upsides and downsides of AI-driven codebase refactors.
  • Tech Debt and Rust Libraries: Turning tech debt into an asset by internalizing open-source libraries.
  • Cursor - AI-Powered Programming: Exploring the intrusive potential of AI's filesystem access in code editing.
  • AirBnB's Open-Source Gambit: Should we invest interest in Airbnb's Chronon, or is it just another big fish in the open-source sea?