Elevating Testing With GenAI: Why We Matter More Than Ever

Wouter Ruigrok


In a world where the boundaries of technology blur by the day, testers often find themselves asking, “What are we doing here?” The answer lies in embracing the revolutionary power of Generative AI (GenAI) as a strategic ally in our quest for quality.

Join me for an enlightening talk that explores the intersection of testing and AI, deciphering the secret to harnessing GenAI’s potential effectively. Through this journey, we will unravel key learnings that will reshape how we approach software testing.

First, we will delve into the art of prompt engineering – the heart and soul of GenAI. By understanding how to craft precise prompts, we unlock the ability to command AI systems to generate comprehensive test cases, saving time and resources.

But remember, GenAI is a powerful tool, not a silver bullet. We’ll emphasize the paramount importance of possessing domain-specific testing knowledge. While AI can generate content, only a discerning human eye can determine its correctness. The synergy between human expertise and AI automation will redefine software testing as we know it.

And here’s the game-changer: AI is not here to replace us. It’s here to augment our capabilities. We are the captains steering the ship, and GenAI is our wind, propelling us forward with unprecedented speed and precision. Those who embrace GenAI will emerge as the leaders in the evolving software testing landscape.

So, let’s answer the question: “What are we doing here?” We are pioneers, explorers, and guardians of quality in the digital realm. By integrating GenAI into our testing arsenal, we are not just shaping the future of software testing but leading the charge.

Join me in this transformative discussion and discover how to elevate your role as a software tester in the age of GenAI. We will unlock a new era of efficiency, accuracy, and innovation.

This is part of AI Deep Dive. Check out our other talks.

About Me!

Wouter is an enthusiastic Agile Quality Coach working for Sogeti in the Netherlands. He is passionate about technology and product development, helping teams and organizations increase quality in the production process. He has an eye for the individuals in the team and the organization’s ambitions. Teams often are under high time pressure to deliver high-quality products. With his experience in Agile and DevOps environments and knowledge of modern approaches such as SBE and BDD, Wouter helps these teams to grow and increase quality. Wouter has also bundled his knowledge as a co-author in the latest book in the TMAP series “Quality for DevOps Teams”.

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