- 8th August 2018
- Posted by: Manolis
- Category: Blockchain
How do you think AI will impact the aviation industry? originally appeared on Quora: the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world.
I suspect AI (by which I mean machine sensing and learning) will impact aviation in many ways from passenger experience to flight operations. Personally, I would like to see improvements in the experience of airport security. When it comes to flight safety, we are, for the most part, willing to give up quite a bit of privacy. I would like to see more intelligent ways for our personal data to be used to increase security while making the security procedures themselves less noticeable.
I also anticipate AI will further the automation of flights and flight operations. Advances in machine vision (currently applied in the automotive industry) will also find distinct applications on aircraft. In highly-structured environments such as airports and the airspace, machine vision can increase safety and efficiency. Taxiing and ground operations are ripe for disruption through these capabilities.
At a broader level, transportation is a logistics business. Machine learning is capable of producing unique insights that improve efficiency and passenger experience. By collecting and analyzing near-real-time data about every taxi, bus, train, airplane, etc. as well as each individual passenger, we can better integrate transport modalities. With that intelligence, we can make everyday travel feel closer to a personally-tailored experience.
Fleet management is also about logistics. Modern aircraft are already well-instrumented and connected. Feeding data into analytics engines in near real-time will allow us to do more optimal predictive maintenance, which will increase reliability, lower costs, and allow us to build more advanced flying machines.