The End of Programming

I was going to brush up on my COBOL, but maybe not:

In this new computer science—if we even call it computer science at all—the machines will be so powerful and already know how to do so many things that the field will look like less of an engineering endeavor and more of an an educational one; that is, how to best educate the machine

Matt Welsh, “The End of Programming

On the other hand, isn’t “educating the machine” what we’ve been doing all along?