If I had a dollar for every IT architect that says they can automate web development and we can fire all the developers, I’d be rich.
Automation augments a job, sure, but this field is always changing, you’ve got to continue to change and learn new things to keep going in this field. A person who was a dev 10 years ago isn’t going to recognize the landscape now.
Dev is not a level 1 job. A lot people think it is but the truth is that not everyone can do it. Through a database guy one a web page and with no experience they will fail.
Deploy an AI web dev and does it account for all stacks and all browser support? How fast does it update when support is added or dropped. You can’t build such a thing to spec, because isn’t followed by most of the internet, not even Chrome which is the closest.
I see this about once a year since 1995. It comes out, it’s great, it’s obsolete in a few months. In 10 years maybe but it’s very unlikely a web dev will mean the same thing in 10 years.
Full automation works best in stable environments. The web isnt’ even close to stable.