AND EVEN THEN he'd be wrong. Most people do not know how to code even fucking basic HTML, why would they? It's not even like the Myspace days where emos would embed blood_on_the_dancefloor.mp3 into their pages any more. The overwhelming majority of people do not know how to code nor do they need to know.
That 100% is a liberal arts student who is terrified about not being able to find a job with their useless degree when they finish their overpriced University while the people who went for tech will be making the money.
It's their cognitive dissonance at the moment. Once they graduate, reality is going to heavily set in. That crushing feeling, as they turn to social media more and demand socialized/communistic reform even more so than ever, due to their poor decisions.
I've heard that absurd line a few times ("AI will eliminate coding!") and it is just about the stupidest take one could have regarding AI. I've worked quite a bit with developing machine learning models as well as tons of other kinds of code and deployments, and someone who thinks AI will solve data efficiency / algorithmic / structural problems rather than merely generating endless new problems (and complex coding jobs to solve those problems) is simply confused.
Yup, and there are even sub-industries like the abstract and wankily-named 'DevOps' popping up that focus more on wrangling services via web backends to make things work and less on writing code to do it.