STAREAST 2017 Concurrent Session - AI and Machine Learning for Testers | TechWell


Wednesday, May 10, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

AI and Machine Learning for Testers

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Artificial intelligence (AI) is the most important technology for software testers to understand today. All software will soon have AI-powered components, and they are unlike anything you’ve ever tested before. As risky as AI can be, it is a powerful weapon for testers to solve some of their most painful testing challenges today. The web was great, mobile is interesting, but AI will truly change the way you build and test all software. Jason Arbon gives a brief introduction to AI and machine learning (ML) so you can nod your head knowingly when the topics come up. Explore how products that leverage machine learning are tested at Google, Microsoft, and new startups. Learn the basics of labeling data, training sets, testing sets, measuring quality, and the risks of retraining neural networks. Even learn how to apply AI and ML to your own testing work today. Join Jason to get a glimpse into the new world where we will work hand-in-hand with our new AI bot friends. Don’t miss the AI train—it will change everything.

Appdiff, Inc.

Jason Arbon is the CEO of Appdiff, which is redefining how enterprises develop, test, and ship mobile apps with zero code and zero setup required. He was formerly the director of engineering and product at, where he led product strategy to deliver crowdsourced testing via more than 250,000 community members and created the app store data analytics service. Jason previously held engineering leadership roles at Google and Microsoft and coauthored How Google Tests Software and App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams.