STARWEST 2021 Concurrent Session : Don’t Be Scared of AI! It’s Here to Stay and So are You

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Thursday, October 7, 2021 - 9:45am to 10:45am

Don’t Be Scared of AI! It’s Here to Stay and So are You

AI is here to stay and we know it’s going to change our world. There is so much information about AI that it's hard to know where to start, what to learn, what to ignore, and what to believe. How do we tester’s cope up with this new technology and will this technology bring an end to our field of work? Join Aprajita Mathur as she shares the basics of AI and where this technology stands today, what problems are being solved by it and why AI is not just about “ Test Bots” or “Robotics”. She will discuss how testers add/can add value in AI, what testing skills are transferable when working with these systems and how to leverage tools available today, rather than being scared of them. She will also share what skills you can learn from industries like security, ML, and data science to adapt and grow with this technology.

Aprajita-Mathur
Guardant Health

Aprajita Mathur is a mom, inventor, mentor and international speaker with an engineering background in Bioinformatics. She has more than 15+ years of software testing experience. She has worked on a wide range of products like instrument software, LIMS, integrated solutions and data analysis pipelines which are used in the fields of agriculture , transplant genomics, forensics and oncology. Currently she leads the Bioinformatics Software Test team at Guardant Health, which is a leading precision oncology company dedicated to helping conquer cancer through their proprietary blood tests, vast data sets, and advanced analytics. She also leads the chapter for “Women Who Test” in the bay area and hopes to grow this community. In her spare time, she loves to catch up on sleep and write new songs for her son.