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How can AI and ML Impact Software Testing?

By CIOReview | Wednesday, June 26, 2019

With the help of AI and ML applications, software testing is gaining additional advantages for upcoming users.

FREMONT, CA: The era of technological advancement has reached its tipping point, and the industrial sector has started exploring more and more on AI technology and machine learning (ML) to enhance their functionality. AI-powered DevOps are simplifying continuous delivery of business by assessing real-time risk throughout various stages of software testing processes. The concept of AI is not new, but the theoretical applications to analyze software by AI regulated systems are entirely unexplored territory for developers.

A plethora of unknown anomalies hinders the productivity and functionality of quality assurance (QA) engineers. Rectification and determination of defective existing codes by the QA engineers take a considerable amount of the working hours and further slow down the productivity of workers. Inclusion of corrected code enforces the software testers to run the same code repeatedly making the life cycle of developers highly complicated. The drowsy pace of new software launches obligated the planners to undertake ML and AI for smarter adjustments. Automation of redundant techniques in the development process makes greater use of manual time. Google DeepMind perfected an AI program to test video games by itself, thus producing productive test data through automation and deep reinforcement.

Even skilled professionals are bound to make mistakes; therefore, the probability of making errors by the human brain should always be taken into consideration. Automated test deals with sophisticated features which not only provides accurate results but also lifts the burden from software testers.

The increase in demand for new application is challenging the physical boundaries of the QA department. Execution of thousands of web application is nearly impossible for a software team, but with automation, the QA team can simulate tens and thousands of web-based application. In contrast to manual coverage, automation tests achieve total test coverage from scanning memory files to testing software behaviors. Decreasing the testing period creates a high amount of cost saving with a much faster rate. Given the pace of integration by the industries, it is of no surprise that machine learning and artificial intelligence are inevitably growing the quality of software testing companies.