“It feels like a hype train, but actually there’s an enormous amount of value overhang,” Wong told Fortune.
“You don’t need an enormous amount of technical skill,” Wong added. “Nontechnical people can build pretty valuable and novel applications on AI. There’s this enormous amount of leverage that an individual can have.”
Wong — who worked at Paypal and Facebook before getting the top job at Reddit in 2012 — also offered some advice to tech workers looking to get their big break. He said he “randomly moved around” from tech job to tech job, and just worked “really hard” wherever he ended up.
“If you’re really good at whatever you’re doing right now it creates a foundation and gives you a lot of option power for whatever comes next,” Wong said.
“Make sure you’re really good at the time, wherever you are,” he added. “It doesn’t matter if you don’t know what the music is going to be. If you’re a good dancer, you can adapt.”