STARWEST 2018 Tutorial: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Skills for the Testing World

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Monday, October 1, 2018 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Skills for the Testing World

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Software continues to revolutionize the world, impacting nearly every aspect of our work, family, and personal life. Artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are playing key roles in this revolution through improvements in search results, recommendations, forecasts, and other predictions. AI and ML technologies are being used in platforms for digital assistants, home entertainment, medical diagnosis, customer support, and autonomous vehicles. Testing practitioners are recognizing the potential for advances in AI and ML to be leveraged for automated testing—an area that still requires significant manual effort. Tariq King and Jason Arbon will introduce you to the world of AI for software testing. Learn the fundamentals behind autonomous and intelligent agents, ML approaches including Bayesian networks, decision tree learning, neural networks, and reinforcement learning. You’ll discover how to apply these techniques to common testing tasks such as identifying testable features, generating test flows, and detecting erroneous states. Come and train your first artificial brain on how to test software.

Tariq_King
Ultimate Software

Tariq King is the senior director and engineering fellow for quality and performance at Ultimate Software. With more than fifteen years’ experience in software testing research and practice, Tariq heads Ultimate Software’s quality program by providing technical and people leadership, strategic direction, staff training, and research and development in software quality and testing practices. Tariq is a frequent presenter at conferences and workshops, has published more than thirty research articles in IEEE- and ACM-sponsored journals, and has developed and taught software testing courses in both industry and academia. His primary research interest is engineering autonomous self-testing systems. He is cofounder with Jason Arbon of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing Association. Contact Tariq via LinkedIn.

Jason_Arbon
test.ai
Jason is the CEO of test.ai, which is redefining how agile teams test their mobile and web apps. He was recently the director of engineering and product at Applause.com/uTest.com. Jason previously held engineering leadership roles at Google (Chrome/Search) and Microsoft (WindowsCE, SQL, BizTalk, Bing) and coauthored How Google Tests Software and App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams. In his spare time, Jason likes to read up on AGI and consciousness and is working on a new personalized search engine.