STARCANADA 2017 Concurrent Session : Machine Learning: Will It Take Over Testing?


Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Machine Learning: Will It Take Over Testing?

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Machine learning (ML), a branch of artificial intelligence, is gaining widespread adoption and interest on software development projects. Paul Merrill says that ML isn't typical programming. Algorithms can be changed and checked for accuracy at runtime to “learn” from data. Some companies are already generating and executing test cases using machine learning algorithms. It is projected that significant areas of the labor force—16 percent in transportation and 9 percent of healthcare—could see job cuts in the next few years. So it's time to start thinking: Might testing be on that list? Join Paul Merrill to gain a basic understanding of the three types of machine learning: supervised, unsupervised, and reinforcement. Discover where machine learning is being used and the scope of its impact. Learn how ML-driven tools are already replacing some testing activities. Paul shares expert insights gathered from leaders in the field of machine learning. Decide for yourself … will machine learning take over testing jobs?
Beaufort Fairmont

Paul Merrill is Principle Software Engineer in Test and Founder of Beaufort Fairmont Automated Testing ServicesPaul works with clients every day to accelerate testing, reduce risk, and increase the efficacy of testing processes. He helps teams automate regression testing as well as sync up testing and development in Agile environments. An entrepreneur, tester, and software engineer, Paul has a unique perspective on launching and maintaining quality products. He hosts monthly webinars on test automation. Follow Paul on Twitter @dpaulmerrill.