Full disclosure: I am currently seven months into the Lambda Full-stack Web Development Track.
For a certain kind of student (eg, me) upskilling isn't quite an option, but I understand and mildly agree with the point.
I think that if ISAs are viewed as global (rather than local) skill redistribution, it makes sense. The true problem lies in the potential for exploitation, and players need to be altruistic (LOL) about what counts as hedging bets versus ripping students off.
I am reminded of the Turing Test thesis: we constantly assume we'll eventually create artificial intelligence that becomes smart enough to pass the Turing test, and that may be so - but it's also possible that while that is happening as a background process, AI will train us to become machines (in our behavior and expression, every human output systemically reduced into countable, binary outcomes) so that when you look, you won't be able to tell man from machine, or machine from man.
How do you get AI to make soul-stirring music as good as the best composer who ever lived? First, you train man to like machine music.
Curiously enough, this piece reminded me of George Orwell's A Nice Cup of Tea. Considered good writing in its purest form.
But this article doesn't strike me as right beside A Nice Cup of Tea because of technique; instead I'm impressed by how many words the author could spin (and titillatingly so) in praise of such a beige-colored day like Thursday.
Even the name - Thor's day, thooooorrrrrsdaeeeee, THURSDAYYYYY - feels like an infernal low hum in the back of my skull.