Here are my thoughts on your questions-
Over the past decade, technologies have evolved drastically, there have been so many changes happening in the technology space but one thing constant is human testers’ interaction with them and how we use them for our needs. The same holds true for AI as well. Secondly, to train the AI, we need good input/output combinations (which we call a training dataset). So to work with modern software we need to choose this training dataset carefully as the AI starts learning from this and starts creating relationships based on what we give to it. Also, it is important to monitor how the AI is learning as we give different training datasets. This is going to be vital to how the software is going to be tested as well. We would still need human involvement in training the AI.
Finally, it is important to ensure while working with AI the security, privacy and ethical aspects of the software are not compromised. All these factors contribute to better testability of the software. This is the mindset and expectations of a tester working with AI.
The same QA skills that applies to any application, applies to AI as well. Curiosity, experience, critical thinking, technical and domain kowledge and finally, constant learning are some of the traits that can help us test better.
There are so many AI based testing tools out there, some of them that I personally have used and currently working on are -
Appvance uses AI to generate test results autonomously, and also data-driven regression end-to-end test cases based on actual production behavior. It has advanced validation capability without writing any scripts (validate results). It learns from each test run and makes tests smarter each time. It is a fully AI based system. Works for web based applications including new libraries like ReactJS, Polymer, Angular2, KendoUI, ShadowDOM etc.
Functionize uses machine learning for functional testing. It is very similar to other tools in the market in terms of its capabilities
I am able to provide only 2 links, so could not link the other tools and provide more links to other AI based testing resources. If you want on info on that, just contact me