Testing Intelligent Machines

Speaker: Rik Marselis

Time: 09:00, Tuesday


Smart software. It’s everywhere. In Artificial Intelligence. In Robotics. It’s changing the way we work, manufacture, communicate, entertain ourselves, manage our health, money, fitness, and more. Smart software is embedded in so much of what we do and use in today’s digital world. But I believe that this presents us with a real problem in terms of quality. Why? Because the actions and responses of intelligent machines will differ over time and thus are less predictable than traditional IT-systems. And also, because the manually intensive way we’ve developed, tested and delivered software up until now, is no longer enough to meet the escalating demand for new and innovative applications, in every walk of life.

Have you ever tested an intelligent machine before? In this workshop you will experience through discussion, quizzes and hands-on testing what is new about testing artificial intelligence and robotics. You will experience what is different when you test a physical robot. And you’ll also test an intelligent agent.
In todays digital age exploration is more important than ever. But it has to have a structured foundation. Therefore we’ll use paired, timeboxed, session-based exploratory testing with charters, logs and debriefing.

In this tutorial we’ll use approaches, techniques and building blocks as described in our new book “Testing in the digital age; AI makes the difference”.

About Rik Marselis

Company Name: Sogeti

Country: Netherlands

Company Role: Management Consultant

Twitter Handle: @rikmarselis