STAREAST 2018 Concurrent Session : AI-Driven Testing as a Service: Fad, Fiction, or Future?


Wednesday, May 2, 2018 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

AI-Driven Testing as a Service: Fad, Fiction, or Future?

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Advances in artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) are leading to a new generation of software, which is becoming self-adaptive, autonomous, and smart. Academic researchers and industry practitioners are investigating how these new AI and ML technologies can be leveraged to improve software testing and testing services. A handful of testing-as-a-service (TaaS) vendors already offer services that use AI bots to perform some functional and performance testing. How well do they live up to their claims? Can they be used as an effective substitute or supplement for human testers? Or is AI-driven testing just another passing trend? Join Tariq King as he discusses the current state-of-the-art in AI-based testing services and explores what this new generation of testing services has to offer. Come see demonstrations of AI-driven testing tools and understand their benefits and limitations. Discover how the worlds of AI, ML, and testing intersect, and what this can mean for the future of software testing.

Ultimate Software

Tariq King is the director of quality engineering at Ultimate Software. With more than fifteen years of experience in software testing research and practice, Tariq provides technical leadership, people leadership, strategic direction, and staff training in software quality and test engineering. He has previously held positions of test manager, test architect, test lead, researcher, and college professor. 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. Contact Tariq via LinkedIn.