Software Testing News Jul 2022
The end of the month signals another look back at key updates. Software Testing News Jul 2022 includes stories from this past week. Read about Google taking action against an employee they claim broke data protection policies. Then we focus upon gaming giants embracing testing in order to improve the customer experience – bravo!
Google engineer claiming AI chatbot is ‘sentient’ is sacked
Senior software engineer Blake Lemoine claimed Google’s AI chatbot is a “sentient” being. This story from Sky News reveals he has now been sacked, having violated employee and data protection policies.
Lemoine engaged with LaMDA (language model for dialogue applications) as part of his Responsible AI role. He then spoke with The Washington Post about his findings. It seems he believed LaMDA was “a self-aware person” following testing involving the use of discriminatory / hate speech.
Microsoft testing new Xbox game library badges
Microsoft is testing new logos that are to appear as “badges” on titles in your game library. As reported by Eurogamer, the objective is to see what is actually playable and what is not.
Xbox Alpha Insiders will be the first to interact with the badges and other new features. Recent software testing efforts also uncovered a tweak which can speed up Xbox Series X/S start-up times by 5 seconds.
Testing on 1440p support for Sony PS5 begins
The Verge today reports that a new PS5 system software beta is now available to testers. It includes 1440p support, new social features and curated game lists.
1440p resolution support for the PlayStation 5 console is a highly-requested addition. Once finalised, 4K will benefit greatly. On the social front, a request option to ask friends to start sharing their screens is to be added. New notifications when you join a party are also coming, letting you know when you can join an ongoing game.
So there you have it, ‘software testing news Jul 2022’. What do you think of our selection? We’re sure the gamers amongst you will be delighted but if you have any comments then we’d love to hear from you!