Agile + DevOps East 2018 Concurrent Session : AI Is Key to Agile Testing Speed


Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 2:45pm to 3:45pm

AI Is Key to Agile Testing Speed

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Speed is king in agile. In a world where most of the agile process is automated, testing is the slowest and most expensive part of getting your app or website deployed to the world. Very few app teams have a decent amount of test automation, and even they still have days of manual testing during each agile cycle before they release new versions of their app. Testing is difficult, especially at the UI level, which is why it is still relegated to humans. But all that is changing with the application of artificial intelligence and machine learning. Join Jason Arbon as he explains how agile testing is ripe for disruption because AI itself is based on examples of input and output—which sounds a whole lot like the testing activity. He'll talk about how AI can test and learn at the scale of hundreds or even thousands of apps, can eliminate much of the hand-crafted pain of test definition and execution, and can run the same test on multiple apps—eliminating much of the need for custom testing in the first place. AI and machine learning for testing is here, it is real, and it will change the world of testing for the better.


Jason Arbon is the CEO of, which is redefining how enterprises develop, test, and ship mobile apps with zero code and zero setup required. Google’s AI investment arm recently led an $11 million A round for Jason was formerly the director of engineering and product at, where he led product strategy to deliver crowdsourced testing via more than 250,000 community members and created the app store data analytics service. Jason previously held engineering leadership roles at Google and Microsoft and coauthored How Google Tests Software and App Quality: Secrets for Agile App Teams.