Software Testing News Dec 2021: Charity, AI & the future
It is the start of January and time to take stock of what happened in the previous month. Read about an IT company creating a successful charity campaign for Finnish children. Hear how researchers continue to apply AI techniques within healthcare. Then we’ll look at a story on how testing in 2022 may play out. It is all in your software testing news Dec 2021. If you missed our November round-up, you can read that here.
Knowit campaign donates children’s software testing books
This story looks at a charity campaign from IT solutions company Knowit, which has provided children with hundreds of books on testing. Market Screener describe how Finnish ICT companies rose to Knowit’s challenge to donate software testing books to schools. The campaign objective was to help secure a brighter tomorrow for future software testers and developers.
AI to help treat cognitive disorders
This piece is on the work researchers are carrying out to use artificial intelligence technologies in the diagnosis and treatment of cognitive disorders. Taken from Software Testing News, it confirms that advanced AI techniques can detect underlying brain activity. They can then measure complex datasets, potentially leading to significant advancements in healthcare.
Software testing in 2022
Finally, we ponder how trust can be placed back into software testing in 2022. In 2021 there were some very high profile issues with software. As pointed out by Information Age, perhaps the most notable was an outage which cost Meta ~$40 billion in its market value. To combat these issues moving forward, certain factors must be looked at:
- Businesses must test software properly before deployment
- Human error leads to over 70% of outages, meaning it is time to move away from manual testing
- Testing software manually is also resource-intensive and requires specialist skills – not ideal when there is a lack of digital talent
- The pressure on companies to release software faster and more regularly needs reassessing (it means that 24/7 testing is impossible)
So there you have it, software testing news Dec 2021 – did we miss any major stories? Were our choices not significant enough in your opinion? Let us know in the comments section.