STARWEST 2020 Concurrent Session : The Road to Level 5 Autonomous Testing


Wednesday, October 7, 2020 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

The Road to Level 5 Autonomous Testing

Artificial intelligence is real and it is here, and there are many testing tools that have already applied machine learning (a subfield of AI) to improve their efficiency, robustness, and flexibility. But there are still questions about how far we have come in the quest for a tool that applies AI in such a way that testers could be replaced. Is this even possible? In the automobile industry, there is a vision of an autonomous future where vehicles will drive themselves with no human intervention. The road to level 5 autonomous driving provides some clear guidelines to help companies realize where they are on this path, and there is much the software testing community can learn from the automobile industry while traveling down the road to an AI-driven future. Kevin Pyles will compare and contrast AI-based testing with autonomous driving, including gauging where we are on the road to autonomous testing and what it will take to get us to level 5.


Kevin Pyles has been in the QA industry now for over 12 years with project and management roles throughout. Kevin is on the board for QA at the Point, and is an award-winning international speaker. Kevin recently fell in love with AI and Python and started promoting AI as the future of testing. Kevin has the privilege of working for as the Director of Business Development. He is a caring husband and father to 6 kids. Follow Kevin on Twitter @pyleskevin