AI in Software Testing - The Testing Planet News - Episode 02

26th April 2024
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Talk Description

Join Simon Tomes and his team of global correspondents in this engaging episode of The Testing Planet as they delve into the evolving landscape of AI in Testing.

From Brighton to Vermont, and across the North of England, they share insights, poll results, and community feedback on the adoption, challenges, and potential of AI in Testing.

As they navigate through the discussions, they uncover key themes such as the importance of cautious optimism, critical thinking in leveraging AI tools, and the need for community-driven learning and experimentation.

From reflecting on current AI tool capabilities to envisioning the role of AI test buddies, this episode offers a compelling exploration of the opportunities and limitations of AI in Testing.

What you’ll learn

By the end of this talk, you'll be able to:

  • Understand the diverse perspectives and experiences of testers worldwide regarding the adoption and integration of AI tools in testing practices
  • Explore the challenges and considerations involved in leveraging AI for testing, including issues of bias, data validation and tool integration
  • Gain insights into emerging trends and community-driven initiatives aimed at harnessing AI's potential to augment testing efforts, enhance efficiency and elevate the role of testers in driving quality assurance initiatives
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Lisa Crispin

Quality consultant

Lisa Crispin is the co-author, with Janet Gregory, of More Agile Testing: Learning Journeys for the Whole Team (2014), Agile Testing: A Practical Guide for Testers and Agile Teams (2009), the LiveLessons Agile Testing Essentials video course, and “The Whole Team Approach to Agile Testing” 3-day training course. She co-authored Extreme Testing (2002) with Tip House. She is a contributor to Experiences of Test Automation by Dorothy Graham and Mark Fewster (Addison-Wesley, 2011), Beautiful Testing (O’Reilly, 2009) and other books. Lisa was voted by her peers as the Most Influential Agile Testing Professional Person at Agile Testing Days in 2012. She enjoys helping people find ways to build more quality into their software products, as well as hands-on testing. Please visit and for more.

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Ash Winter

Tester & Co-Author

Ash Winter is a consulting tester and conference speaker, working as an independent consultant providing testing, performance engineering, and automation of both build and test. He has been a team member delivering mobile apps and web services for start ups and a leader of teams and change for testing consultancies and their clients. He spends most of his time helping teams think about testing problems, asking questions and coaching when invited.
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Simon Tomes

Community Team

Simon works in the community team at Ministry of Testing and his pronouns are he/him. Currently learning to be a better community enabler, he has a passion for all things testing with a career in various testing roles since 2003. He particularly enjoys promoting and sharing the value of exploratory testing.
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Rosie Sherry


Founder and CEO of Ministry of Testing
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