Some Thoughts about Software Quality

A recent article in Fast Company makes the claim “Thanks to AI, the Coder is no longer King. All Hail the QA Engineer.” It’s worth reading, and its argument is probably correct. Generative AI will be used to create more and more software; AI makes mistakes and it’s difficult to foresee a future in which it doesn’t; therefore, if we want software that works, Quality Assurance teams will rise in importance. “Hail the QA Engineer” may be clickbait, but it isn’t controversial to say that testing and debugging will rise in importance. Even if generative AI becomes much more reliable, the problem of finding the “last bug” will never go away.

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