An article published in Wired controversially predicts “The End of Code.” That’s an effective way to get the attention of people who code for a living. Let’s explore what this means for professional coders like myself and my A&L colleagues; for our clients who hire us to write code; and for society as a whole.
Is coding as a human activity going away?
No, coding isn’t going away in the foreseeable future. The article emphasizes that its headline prediction is still an unknown possibility, a plausible bit of science fiction. Coders remain in high demand today, and the successes of artificial intelligence, while impressive, are still growing within relatively narrow and confined domains. Today’s CS students can breathe a sigh of relief because the robots haven’t jumped the fences just yet. (more…)