A Journey into the future of software testing

Learn how to do AI Based Testing, Risk Based Testing and Session Based Exploratory Testing with hands on exercises

About 5 years ago everyone was talking about “Mobile First” and giving the user a mobile experience using mobile web, native and hybrid applications. Now, the new buzzword is AI.

Not a day goes by without people or articles mentioning some sort of AI development happening in the industry. It is everywhere, in self-driving cars, speech recognition (people sure do love their Alexa :-)), computer vision, healthcare, fintech and now in software testing.

Artificial Intelligence and machine learning are advancing at a rapid pace. Companies like Apple, Tesla, Google, Amazon, Facebook and others have started investing more into AI to solve different technological problems in the areas of healthcare, autonomous cars, search engines, predictive modeling and much more. Applying AI is real. It’s coming fast. It’s going to affect every business, no matter how big or small.

This being the case how are we as Testers going to adapt to this change and embrace AI? Also, in this era where we want to automate everything, how are we going to prioritize testing based on actual risks and explore the application? In this workshop, we are going to discuss/practice AI, Risk Based and Exploratory testing. First, we will try to demystify AI by covering the basics of AI, what does Deep Learning, Machine Learning, Neural Networks really mean? How to train an AI and make it learn from real user flows? Next, we discuss how test automation has evolved over a period of time and what are the current challenges teams face with test automation. Then, we discuss how AI helps to solve these challenges using Dynamic Locators.

After a deep dive into AI, we will learn how to prioritize modules for test automation based on risks. We will practice risk based testing on a live application. Finally, we learn how to do structured exploratory testing using a live application and understand how it fits into our daily testing journey.

All the above topics will have group exercises, live demos and collaborative learning. Attending this workshop will get anyone familiar with AI, Risk Based Testing and Exploratory Testing.