When will robots take the place of programmers?
In the next 10-20 years, the demand for programmers is expected to decrease. Programs will write themselves. This turn of events has led to an ambiguous reaction of specialists.
Nevertheless, robots are the right trend. They do a lot for a person and make him/her happy. Humanity associates the best hopes with robots. And only time will show whether public optimism is justified.
The changes that are waiting for us in the next decade are incomparable with what has happened over the past 30 years. Artificial intelligence and other areas have allowed us to invent automation.
What does it mean?
The people who write software, that is, ordinary programmers, are not needed by society. The code can write itself. Even today, the process is automated.
The creation of a new program takes place in several stages. To begin with, the subject area is analyzed and the solution is found. This is followed by project creation and development. The code is written in the final stage. The example of the above comparison should be correlated with this very part of the work: there is a field for automation.
Today, the artificial intellect is approximately the level of reflexes. In the next 10-20 years we will hardly be able to rely on robots to help us create programs as it is a rather creative activity. In this way, programmers will remain in demand.
Why can’t it be any other way?
Firstly, creativity is almost impossible to automate, and programming can be attributed to creative processes. It is something similar to the activity of an artist or a writer. The work of a programming specialist is not continuous algorithms.
Secondly, the complexity of overcoming specific tasks hinders progress in technology.
Programmers often see that they design whole worlds and create new laws themselves.
We hope to automate the work of programming specialists in the next 10 years. However, it will not happen so soon. Their demand on the contrary will grow.