Gerie Owen
ZS Associates


Gerie Owen is a Lead Quality Engineer at ZS. She is a Certified Scrum Master, Conference Presenter and Author on technology and testing topics. She enjoys analyzing and improving test processes and mentoring new Quality Engineers as well as bringing a cohesive team approach to testing. Gerie is the author of many articles on technology including Agile and DevOps topics. She chooses her presentation topics based on her experiences in technology, what she has learned from them and what she would do to improve them. Gerie can be reached at

About the Presentation

Testing for Cognitive Bias in AI Systems

Shouldn’t AI systems always produce the right answer within their problem domain? In reality, their performance is a direct result of the data used to train them.
Data collected by humans can have built-in biases. This can make it particularly hard to identify any inequality, bias or discrimination feeding into a particular decision. 
You’ll learn how AI systems can suffer from the same biases as humans,  how that can lead to biased results and how to develop test cases to recognize biases, both in data and the resulting system that address those biases.