At some point, AI will be able to do everything better than humans. And it is widely accepted that testers will be among the first ones that are let go. But not so fast!
Being the founder of a company that is concerned with bringing AI into testing, I might have some surprising answers for you.
I will describe the current state of AI in testing in detail, what problems we solved, what problems still lay ahead of us and when each task of a tester will be made superfluous by AI and automation. Some of the answers will surely be unexpected, as the jobs of many testers might even survive the jobs of developers…
AI will have disruptive consequences:
As AI improves, many boring tasks of testers will be automated. Creating test automation will be automated. And overall, that is a good thing.
But at some point, AI is much better suited to replace developers than testers. Think about BDD-Tests: It’s easier to generate code that makes the tests pass, than it is to generate the tests.
The common “wisdom” that testers will be among the first to go is plain wrong—they’ll be among the last. And I’ll show you why.