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How Replit’s AI Tools are Changing Software Development with Co-founder and CEO Amjad Masad

Replit’s develop-to-deploy platform and new AI tool, Ghostwriter, are breaking down the barriers to entry for beginner programmers. Replit’s CEO, co-founder, and head engineer Amjad Masad joins hosts Sarah Guo and Elad Gil to discuss how AI can change software engineering, the infrastructure we still need, open source foundation models, and what to expect from AI agents. Before co-founding Replit, Amjad Masad worked at Facebook as a software engineer, where he worked on infrastructure tooling. He was a founding engineer at CodeAcademy. Throughout his career, Masad has been an advocate for open-source software. Show Links: Amjad Masad - CEO & Co-founder of Replit | LinkedIn Replit Sign up for new podcasts every week. Email feedback to show@no-priors.com Follow us on Twitter: @NoPriorsPod | @Saranormous | @EladGil | @amasad Show Links: Amjad Masad - CEO & Co-founder of Replit | LinkedIn Replit Sign up for new podcasts every week. Email feedback to show@no-priors.com Follow us on Twitter: @NoPriorsPod | @Saranormous | @EladGil | @amasad Show Notes: 0:03:55 - Impact of AI on Code Generation 0:11:09 - Breaking Down Barriers to Entry in Development with Replit 0:14:35 - The Impact of Open Source Models, Meta/Llama 0:20:32 - Bounties, Agents who Make Money 0:24:26 - The Missing Data Spec-to-Code 0:32:29 - Building the Future of AI, Money as a Programmable Primitive
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