Track Talk

Behind the scenes of Inspired Testing's journey into AI

Sastri Munsamy

11:30 – 12:00 SAST Wednesday 8 September 2021

Testing and software quality assurance (SQA) has always been reliant on the human element, particularly in manually-driven exploratory testing and when creating automated functional tests. But as we move along the path of integrating elements of Robotic Process Automation (RPA) with artificial intelligence and machine learning, the future of fully-automated AI testing is starting to come into view.


Join Inspired Testing for a sneek peek behind the scenes into our research and development department. We will discuss our learnings so far as we delve into incorporating AI into our day-to-day lives. We will talk about the testing tools that incorporate AI and how this can help us to supercharge the SQA industry. This will include the benefits we’ve found from using these tools, the lessons that we have learnt so far, along with the efficiencies that can be realised from using this technology today.


We will focus on some of the common challenges in the SQA industry and look at how incorporating AI will help resolve them. Challenges such as script maintenance, test results analysis, defect classification and automated exploratory testing are all covered in our talk.


AI has been a scary word for many software quality engineers (SQE). The fear is that this technology will reduce employment and ‘bots’ will take over some of the jobs performed by humans. We share our vision of what the future of SQA will look like and how AI - or more specifically, bots - will aid SQE’s in performing their jobs faster and more efficiently. This will enable an SQE to test at the speed of DevOps with little reliance on technical skills while being guided by a bot that does all the ‘heavy lifting’.


You do not need to be a data scientist in order to start your journey with AI. The benefits can be realised today. We hope that our talk inspires you to push the boundaries of what was, and start dreaming about what could be.


What you will learn

1
A behind the scenes peek into Inspired Testing’s journey into AI.
2
Challenges in Software Quality Assurance and how AI can help your organisation resolve them.
3
What the future of Software Quality Assurance looks like.

Track Talk

Introductory
30 min
Live Q&A
Organising, performing and exploring

Session Speaker

Sastri Munsamy

Executive: Technology and Innovation, Inspired Testing

Sastri is a passionate and engaging mentor, educator and speaker with extensive experience of real-world testing and automation projects. He has worked in the consultancy industry for over 17 years. He has implemented test automation on various systems ranging from desktop, Web, SAP and mobile applications in multiple industries across the world, with an emphasis on defining an efficient and profitable automation strategy. As a mentor, Sastri has hosted testing community meetups in Cape Town and Johannesburg, and has guest spoken at numerous industry events.