Empowering software quality assurance with Artificial Intelligence

01:12 AM | 27 Jun, 2023
Empowering software quality assurance with Artificial Intelligence

In the Artificial intelligence-powered world of software development, ensuring the quality of software products has become increasingly challenging. However, with the advent of artificial intelligence (AI), Software Quality Assurance (SQA) has seen significant advancements.AI holds immense potential for the software industry in Pakistan.

AI research and development activities in collaboration with academic institutions, research centres, and industry can also boost Pakistan's economy for future generations. The government must encourage the establishment of AI-focused labs and centres of excellence to drive innovation and address local challenges.

AI technologies offer new possibilities for automating and optimizing various aspects of the software industry, specifically the SQA process, resulting in improved software quality and reduced time-to-market. The question is how AI revolutionizes SQA and its impact on the software development industry.?

One of the time-consuming tasks in SQA is the creation of test cases. AI algorithms can analyze codebases, requirements, and user behaviour patterns to automatically analyze test cases. This reduces manual effort and ensures broader test coverage, leading to more comprehensive and effective testing. Intelligent Test Data Generation is the key to better software quality assurance, and for this purpose, the availability of diverse and realistic test data is crucial for rigorous software testing.

AI techniques, such as data synthesis and data augmentation, enable the generation of large volumes of test data with varying characteristics. AI algorithms can identify patterns and generate new data points by analyzing existing data sets, ensuring that software systems are thoroughly tested for various scenarios.

The NADRA database is Pakistan's biggest dataset by using AI we can generate various systems to get better tax data and revenue streams. AI algorithms can optimize test execution by identifying redundant or low-impact test cases. By prioritizing critical test cases and reallocating resources accordingly, AI helps streamline the testing process and achieve better resource utilization. Additionally, AI can optimize test suites by dynamically selecting relevant test cases based on changes in the software, ensuring that the most critical areas are thoroughly tested.

Sebastian Thrun said, "Nobody phrases it this way, but I think that artificial intelligence is almost a humanities discipline, It's really an attempt to understand human intelligence and human cognition." Artificial intelligence is transforming the field of Software Quality Assurance, enabling more efficient and effective testing processes.

By automating test case generation, optimizing test execution, detecting defects, and providing predictive maintenance, AI empowers software development teams to deliver high-quality software products. Embracing AI in SQA leads to improved software reliability, faster time-to-market, and enhanced customer satisfaction.

As AI advances, the collaboration between human expertise and intelligent automation will pave the way for a new era of software quality assurance. To foster a better economy in Pakistan, a revolution in the software industry can play a crucial role.

The government must invest in quality education and skill development programs focusing on computer science, software engineering, and related disciplines. Enhance the curriculum to align with industry requirements and promote practical knowledge and problem-solving skills. Technology Infrastructure is missing in Pakistan. We need to develop robust technology infrastructure, including reliable internet connectivity, data centres, and cloud computing services. This will enable software companies to operate efficiently and compete globally.

The world is run and owned by Startups, whereas in Pakistan, there is no incubation system for startups which is the biggest loophole in our IT industry. We need to shift from a service-oriented to a product-development ecosystem. Government should foster a supportive startup environment by establishing incubators, accelerators, and venture capital funds. Provide mentorship programs, networking opportunities, and regulatory reforms to encourage innovation and entrepreneurship in the software industry.

Government policies and regulations are not that effective, causing major hurdles for new startups to foster and implement favourable policies and regulations that promote the growth of the software industry. This includes tax incentives for software companies, simplified business registration procedures, protection of intellectual property rights, and ease of doing business.

Encouraging Collaboration and Partnerships between academia, industry, and government to bridge the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical skills. Promote industry-academia partnerships, joint research projects, and knowledge-sharing platforms. Digital Transformation is the only hope for Pakistan in the current economic crisis. We must encourage businesses across sectors to adopt digital technologies and software solutions to enhance productivity and efficiency.

Government agencies can lead by example and implement digital platforms for public services, creating a demand for software solutions. Facilitate software exports by supporting market research, trade missions, and export promotion initiatives. Foster connections with global software companies, attract foreign investment and participate in international tech conferences and exhibitions.

The corporate sector should encourage professionals in the software industry to pursue continuous learning and development by providing opportunities for training, certifications, and skill upgradation. This will ensure a skilled and competitive workforce. We see collaborations between the government and private sector to drive the growth of the software industry. This can include joint initiatives for research and development, infrastructure development, and policy formulation.

By focusing on these areas, Pakistan can create a favourable environment for the software industry to thrive, attract investment, generate employment opportunities, and contribute significantly to the country's economy.


Pakistani rupee exchange rate to US dollar, Euro, Pound, Dirham, and Riyal - 10 Dec 2023

Pakistani rupee remains largely stable against the US dollar, and other currencies in the open market on Sunday.

Dollar Rate in Pakistan Today

On Sunday, the US dollar was being quoted at 283.4 for buying and 285.95 for selling.

Euro comes down to 307 for buying and 310 for selling. British Pound rate remains unchanged at 358.5 for buying, and 362 for selling.

UAE Dirham AED witnessed slight drop and new rate stands at 77.2 whereas the Saudi Riyal remained stable at 76.

Source: Forex Association of Pakistan. (last update 09:00 AM)

Currency Symbol Buying Selling
US Dollar ‎USD 283.4 285.95
Euro EUR 307 310
UK Pound Sterling GBP 358.5 362
U.A.E Dirham AED 77.2 78
Saudi Riyal SAR 76 76.8
Australian Dollar AUD 187.2 189
Bahrain Dinar BHD 755.82 763.82
Canadian Dollar CAD 209 211
China Yuan CNY 39.82 40.22
Danish Krone DKK 41.14 41.54
Hong Kong Dollar HKD 36.37 36.72
Indian Rupee INR 3.41 3.52
Japanese Yen JPY 1.39 1.45
Kuwaiti Dinar KWD 922.14 931.14
Malaysian Ringgit MYR 60.82 61.42
New Zealand Dollar NZD 175.33 177.33
Norwegians Krone NOK 26.12 26.42
Omani Riyal OMR 738.71 741.76
Qatari Riyal ‎QAR 78.07 78.77
Singapore Dollar SGD 211 213
Swedish Korona SEK 27.32 27.62
Swiss Franc CHF 324.5 327
Thai Bhat THB 8.08 8.23

Gold price drops in Pakistan; Check out today gold rates here

Gold prices decreased in local markets in line with the trend in the international market.

Gold Rates in Pakistan Today - 10 December 2023

On Sunday, the price of a single tola of 24-karat gold stands at Rs216,300, and 10 grams of 24k gold costs Rs185,450.

Single tola of 22 Karat Gold price costs Rs198,274, 21 karat rate per tola costs Rs189,263 and 18k gold rate is Rs162,225 for each tola.

In the global market, gold prices hovers around $2,004 per ounce, after drop of $23.35 on Sunday.

Today Gold Rate in Pakistan

City Gold Silver
Lahore PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Karachi PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Islamabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Peshawar PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Quetta PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sialkot PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Attock PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujranwala PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Jehlum PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Multan PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Bahawalpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Gujrat PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nawabshah PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Chakwal PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Hyderabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Nowshehra PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Sargodha PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Faisalabad PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486
Mirpur PKR 216,300 PKR 2,486


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