Silo Busting 62: Human Testing and Generative AI with Tariq King and Ira Livshits
What Generative AI needs are testers. Human ones. These testers must be creative, thoughtful and thorough. They need to be good critical thinkers and have the ability to say, “No,” when necessary. This episode of Silo Busting finds Tariq King, EPAM’s VP and Head of Product-Service Systems, and Ira Livshits, Senior Data Scientist at EPAM, addressing Producer Ken Gordon’s questions with knowledge, wit and good humor. Livshits notes that with testing in generative AI, “sometimes there is no right or wrong” and that a tester will “have to act or decide based on his or her understanding of the field and maybe intuition.” King, who has hired many a software tester in his career, says he looks at “the way that someone actually approaches solving problems and thinking perhaps in a different way or from a different perspective.” Listen to learn how explainability factors into the job, how testers must calibrate their findings for different audiences and how musicians just might be good candidates for the testing game.