EPIC Experience 2020 Tutorial: Demystifying AI-Driven Test Automation

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Tuesday, April 21, 2020 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Demystifying AI-Driven Test Automation

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Software vendors and practitioners are using artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to create a new wave of test automation tools. Such tools leverage autonomous and intelligent agents to explore, model, reason, and learn about a software product. But how do these testing robots really work? Is this technology any good? And can we really trust it to validate software? Tariq King will introduce you to the world of AI-driven test automation and discuss its benefits, challenges, and limitations. Learn how test bots use AI and ML technologies to mimic human testing activities such as discovering the application, generating test inputs, and verifying expectations. You’ll be able to experience the test bots in action through a hands-on dive into open source AI-driven test automation tools, frameworks, and prototypes. You’ll leave able to define key terms, concepts, and principles around AI and ML; discuss the benefits, challenges, and limitations of AI-driven test automation in practice; and use testing tools, frameworks, and prototypes to support AI-driven test automation. Come peek behind the curtain and discover AI-driven test automation.

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Selftest IO
Tariq King is the founder and CEO of Selftest IO, a company on a mission to develop the next generation of systems and services with intrinsic self-testing properties. Tariq has over 15 years' experience in software testing research and practice and has held positions as a test architect, engineering manager, director, and head of quality. Tariq holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in computer science from Florida International University (FIU). His areas of research are software testing, artificial intelligence, autonomic and cloud computing, model-driven engineering, and computer science education. He has published over 40 research articles in peer-reviewed IEEE and ACM journals, conferences, and workshops, and has been an international keynote speaker at leading software conferences in industry and academia. He is the cofounder with Jason Arbon of the Artificial Intelligence for Software Testing Association (AISTA). Contact Tariq via LinkedIn or Twitter.