What is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how can it be used in software testing? What are AI's current and soon-to-be roles in ensuring reliable validation of software quality?
On 10 May, we hosted an online webinar on AI in Software Testing. The event featured discussions on the current trends in AI applied to various software testing processes. The webinar was attended by internationally recognised software testing professionals.
To set the scene for the discussion, Natia Sirbiladze will introduce Exactpro and its main focus areas, as well as provide an overview of the relevance of AI in today's software testing context and introduce the webinar speakers.
“Artificial Intelligence (AI) is conquering the world. We see its application in a multitude of domains and industries, including e-commerce, logistics, manufacture, medical domain, and many more. Like conventional systems – or even more so, due to their structural complexity and their non-deterministic nature – the systems with AI components need to be thoroughly tested.
ISTQB started looking into AI research in 2019. That’s when the development of a Certified Tester syllabus for the AI Testing (CT-AI) was launched. In the presentation, we will briefly describe how the syllabus was created and then focus on its content. We will look at the details of the syllabus, e.g. the Machine Learning (ML) workflow, the quality of training data, new test techniques, as well as how AI can support testing.”
“Exactpro is an independent software testing services provider for exchanges, post-trade platform operators, banks and financial technology vendors across 20 countries. Our tools and approaches leverage artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) algorithms to streamline protocol-based software testing to provide stakeholders with objective information about the defects present in their system faster and more effectively. Applying ML and AI to automate software testing processes provides a new level of efficiency and test coverage for numerous business cases in the industry, strengthening the operational resilience of the financial ecosystem.
In the presentation, we will go over some of the practical applications of the approaches outlined in the ISTQB CT-AI syllabus. We will discuss what AI Technologies are used in testing, how to use AI to analyse reported defects, how to perform optimisation of regression test suites, as well as examine Exactpro’s model for AI testing of an exchange.”
Jipitauri Georgian Language Chatbot (GPT 3.5)
Use Cases and Challenges
CEO of Supernova/PulsarAI Georgia, founder of BiteriumAI
Jipitauri is a Georgian language chatbot built on GPT 3.5. It has been created for research purposes and enriched with Georgia-specific facts, both historical and current. Jipitauri also features improved Georgian translation and language models. The presentation will cover chatbot testing and the challenges encountered therein.
CEO of Exactpro Georgia
Natia Sirbiladze is the CEO of Exactpro Georgia. Her role spans various directions of developing the Tbilisi office. Natia currently focuses on monitoring and controlling all branch activities, including establishing and maintaining relations with universities, and coordinating Georgia-based courses in Software Testing. She is also a co-founder and president of the local chapter of ISTQB – called GeoSTQB – where she is involved in organising networking events to connect potential candidates, typically tech graduates, and companies with an interest in software quality and testing. Natia’sefforts in promoting the importance of professional excellence in software testing have also included establishing connections with universities across Georgia. Having developed a growing network of around 30 universities across the country, Natia was instrumental in facilitating educational activities in software testing and financial technology aimed at the young tech talent by engaging the Exactpro QA engineers as lecturers for introductory sessions at the universities.
Natia has held numerous technology roles throughout her professional career and worked for a variety of local and international companies as a lead business analyst, IT business consultant, and IT project manager. Natia's commitment to boosting skill-building opportunities within and outside of the company helped Exactpro become an accredited ISTQB Certified Tester Foundation Level course provider in 2022.
Dr. Klaudia Dussa-Zieger is a team leader responsible for consulting at imbus. She is particularly interested in test management, continuous test process improvement, as well as professional training and further education for testers.
For more than 20 years, she has been active as a trainer for the ISTQB® Certified Tester Foundation and Advanced Levels, and a lecturer in software testing at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg. Since March 2009, Klaudia Dussa-Zieger has been a chairwoman of the German Institute for Standardization (DIN ) "System and Software Engineering” working committee, and is actively involved in the creation of standards at the international level. Since 2013, she has been a member of the German Testing Board (GTB) and served as GTB President for four years. She is currently Vice President of ISTQB, where she heads the AI Taskforce.
Iosif_Itkin CEO and co-founder, Exactpro
Iosif is the co-founder and co-CEO of Exactpro, an independent software testing services provider for financial sector organisations. Founded in 2009 with ten core specialists on board, Exactpro now employs over 550 specialists. Iosif manages business development and research in the field of high-load trading systems reliability and Artificial Intelligence.
Over the course of his professional career, Iosif has held many technology roles: software developer, team lead, technology architect, technical lead, consulting practice manager and VP of Technology on a number of global financial space initiatives. Iosif’s extensive expertise at the intersection of high-availability systems and capital markets enables him to successfully deliver large-scale strategic software testing initiatives.
CEO of Supernova/PulsarAI Georgia, founder of BiteriumAI
Ketevan Bosikashvili is the CEO of Supernova/PulsarAI Georgia and founder of BiteriumAI, the first Georgian health and wellbeing startup. Keti is a Democracy Tech Entrepreneur Fellowship alumni, she also represented Georgia at the Copenhagen Democracy Summit last year. Keti served in CEO and CTO roles at different startups, and – driven by customer success – has always been involved in creating innovative products.