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14:10 Start presentation “Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference”
15:15 Workshop “Exploratory chatbot- & robotesting”
Presentation: “Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference” (45 minutes)
New technology like Artificial Intelligence and Robotics requires new skills. Testing will grow from evaluating current behavior of an IT-system to forecasting future behavior. Also, the boundary between testing and monitoring will fade. Continuous testing is a prerequisite for implementing DevOps. But in the Ops part we’d rather speak of continuous monitoring.
Artificial Intelligence heavily leans on data, big data. So data science will become a pivotal topic in the testing profession. And data science, especially the analytics part is very important in cognitive QA platforms.
With the addition of physical machines, we will see the need for digital assurance towards new non-functional requirements grow. Think of topics like ethics (what may an AI system do with the information it gathers) and embodiment (how should a robot look to be fit for purpose for your business process) are important in a new setup of quality characteristics.
Workshop “Exploratory Chatbot- and Robotesting”
What by today’s definition is a robot? It’s a machine that gathers information about its environment by input of sensors and based on this input changes its behavior. Combined with machine learning and machine intelligence the robot’s reactions over time get more and more adequate. The use of Internet of Things, Big Data Analytics and Cloud technology make a robot versatile. A Robot can come in many different shapes and forms. It’s not just the metallic man. It may just as well be an autonomous vacuum cleaner, a self-driving car, a chatbot or a personal digital assistant.
Testing Robots will become important for many testers. And with this I mean both Testing OF Robots and Testing WITH Robots. For both angles it will be important to use a structured approach. But with complex machines, complex environments and the aspect of machine learning, it will not always be possible to predict test outcomes up front. So the important approach of exploratory testing will become even more important to determine whether the system under test behaves properly. Both in the sense of doing what it’s supposed to do, as in how it interacts with its environment in a business process.
In this workshop you will experience by doing, the testing of a small robot and the testing of a chatbot.
Of course I will bring my own robot (R0B3 – “ar – null – bee – three”) for you to do some hands-on testing, both to test a robot and to use a robot in testing.
Biography of Rik Marselis
Rik is a testing expert from the Netherlands. He is one of Sogeti’s most experienced management consultants in digital assurance and testing. As a test consultant and test manager he assisted many organizations in improving the quality of their IT-systems and the way these systems support the business processes.
Rik regularly contributes to the testing profession through research and development. He is a fellow in Sogeti's research network, SogetiLabs, and has contributed to a variety of articles and books on quality and testing. His most recent publications include ‘Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference’, ‘TMap HD’, 'The PointZERO vision', 'Quality Supervision', ‘Integrate Test Activities in Agile Projects’ and 'TPI NEXT'.
Currently he is investigating the consequences of Artificial Intelligence and robotics on the quality & testing profession. Both in the sense of "how to test an intelligent machine" as in "how to use an intelligent machine for testing".
Rik is an accredited trainer for TMap-, TPI- and ISTQB certification training courses and has created and delivered many bespoke workshops and training courses on test engineering and test management.Rik's presentations are always appreciated for their liveliness, his ability to keep the talks serious but light, and his use of practical examples with humorous comparisons.
Rik is a fellow of Sogeti’s R&D network SogetiLabs. The R&D activities result in white-papers, articles and blogs about IT in general and testing in particular. On 1 June 2018 the new book “Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference”, of which Rik is one of the main authors, will be published.
Apart from his work at Sogeti, Rik volunteers as the chairman of TestNet (with almost 2000 members, this is probably the largest independent non-profit association of testers in the world) and as a workgroup-member (and former board-member) of ISTQB.