Artificial intelligence vs. human analysis for risk assessment and mitigation

Today’s security environment is dynamic and complex and demands high-fidelity situational awareness. MedAire’s aviation security team share their views on the advances and limitations of artificial intelligence in the aviation market and recommend the best approach is two-pronged, with focus on both advanced preparation and contingencies for unexpected events which threaten people, assets and business continuity.

MedAire’s new Director of Aviation Security, John Cauthen, issued a whitepaper about the best practices for risk mitigation in light of the advances and availability of AI in data gathering.

Some of the findings from the white paper include:

Analysing security threats is a complex and variable process. The best-prepared flight departments will use a hybrid system of computer-guided and human-reviewed intel. Exploiting the benefits of both technology and human analysts is essential. There is no one single source for assessing security threats; it will always take multiple data points from a myriad of sources to put together an accurate picture of vulnerabilities, risks and threats.

As technology advances and the types of data we can analyse changes, our processes need to adapt to evaluate new sources. Build a solution for security risk mitigation using the best of computer-assisted guidance and human oversight to prepare for many possible outcomes. While you cannot avoid all risks, you need to be able to set thresholds which allow you to execute against the goals of your business. Some regions cannot be avoided, but mitigation will prescribe how to engage when operating in and around those regions.

It is more important to prepare beyond avoiding risk by incorporating regionalised human resources. Having location-based support on call and available to assist when the unexpected happens closes the loop on your security event mitigation. Invest in a solution that will support your operations until your resources are safe at home, rather than only planning around a perceived threat.

To see the full report visit The Human Factor: Artificial intelligence vs. human analysis for risk assessment and mitigation 

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