STARWEST 2019 Tutorial: Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning Skills for the Testing World

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Monday, September 30, 2019 - 1:00pm 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 Head of Quality at Ultimate Software. With over fifteen years' experience in software testing research and practice, Tariq leads a team of directors, architects, and engineers responsible for guidance, strategy, innovation and outreach in software quality and performance engineering. His areas of research interest include software testing, artificial intelligence, autonomic and cloud computing, model-driven engineering, and computer science education. Tariq has published over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed IEEE and ACM journals, conferences, and workshops, and has been a keynote and invited speaker at international software conferences in industry and academia. He is the co-founder of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing Association (AISTA). Contact Tariq via LinkedIn or Twitter.

Jason_Arbon
test.ai

Jason Arbon is the CEO at test.ai where his mission is to test all the worlds apps. Google’s AI investment arm lead test.ai’s latest funding round. Jason previously worked on several large-scale products: web search at Google and Bing, the web browsers Chrome and Internet Explorer, operating systems such as Windows and ChromeOS, and crowd-sourced testing infrastructure and data at uTest.com. Jason has also co-authored books such as How Google Tests Software and App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams.