Would you bet on you if there was to choose between you, as a freelance tester, and Artificial Intelligence? There is a lot of buzz around how AI will influence anything from jobs to food. And there is no doubt it is already doing it. What about you? How will influence you?
With all this technological breakthrough, software testers and developers could say that their job is threatened. The truth is that we are replaceable, but how replaceable? I don’t need to say it again, but testing is about human intuition, your problem-solving skills, even creativity. Do AI has that? Not yet! Testing requires human skills, that is why I insist in every article to grow a set of aptitudes no one else has.
Despite Artificial Intelligence not being there yet, there is no joke about it. Ahm a few years ago nobody thought self-driving cars will be possible…
Should you fear Artificial Intelligence?
It is true artificial intelligence is becoming part of our lives and as days go by they are more capable of thinking for themselves. Machines even developed problem-solving capacities using combinations and permutation to find the best solutions. With the rise of quantum computing, things become even easier. Machines are now instinctive, self-learning, they are capable of playing games and winning at them, and this requires imagination and creativity. You know what AI also does? It improves itself! Soon it will develop itself with no need from us.
I bet you already imagined your own futurist future where artificial intelligence is smarter than you are. So does this mean AI will have the capacity to test software code better than us? It might…Does this mean we will be replaced? Let’s answer this with NO!
Become friends with Artificial Intelligence
In order not to be replaced by Artificial Intelligence you could try to become friends. Competition is not the answer this time. Friendship is. Smart people said it before, machines have the purpose to help us, to ease our work, to augment our abilities. As this already happens, the next step is to overcome challenges and embrace the trend. Have you heard of brain-machine interfaces? Well read about it, and be amazed!
So dear fellow, you need to embrace the fact that things are moving fast and this means you need to move faster. This is the face of reality, machines are smarter. The solution is becoming, even more, better than you are now, to always keep up with novelties and technologies in high demand. Walk with the trend not in the other way around if you want to still be in business!
Ask questions, share your point of you. Do you really believe you could be replaced by Artificial Intelligence? I am waiting for your comments. If you have any question, you can contact me directly here.