Machine Learning is all the rage. Companies like Google, Amazon, and Microsoft are investing extreme sums of money into their ML budgets. But what is it, and more importantly, how will it affect me, as a tester? Last year, Paul was at a testing conference where a group of 5 executives decreed adamantly that ML would replace testers within the next few years. Anytime 5 executives agree on anything he questions it. So he wanted to learn if they were right. Over the last few months, Paul has researched and learned about ML. He's talked with industry experts in the field and testers with expertise in ML. He wanted to know what they had to say about this decree. He wanted to know, "is testing in danger of being automated by ML?"
Paul Merrill talks about what he's found in his research, provides an introduction to ML, and give info to decide for yourself if the future of testing will be in the hands of ML algorithms.