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Artificial Intelligence vs Human Analysis in Aviation Risk Assessment

MedAire Issues Whitepaper on Developments in AI vs. Human Analysis

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MedAire, the world’s leading provider of aviation-specific medical, travel and safety services, advises best practices for risk mitigation in light of advances and availability of AI (Artificial Intelligence) in data gathering. The whitepaper sets out the strengths of both human and artificial intelligence and the optimum ways of utilising this in risk mitigation. Click here to download the paper.

John Cauthen, Global Director of Aviation Security at MedAire, comments “Today’s security environment is dynamic and complex and demands high- fidelity situational awareness.”

MedAire’s aviation security team provide insight on the advances and limitations of artificial intelligence in the aviation market and recommend the best approach is two-pronged. Focus on both advanced preparation and robust contingency planning is essential to manage unexpected events which potentially threaten people, assets and business continuity.

Cauthen continues,”The ability to scan and assimilate the useful data from the huge volumes of noise generated from information platforms on a daily basis and then to confidently analyse, assess, and advise a client is the mark of a mature and professional security operation. These practices are being executed today, but only by organisations willing and able to invest in the right human capital, while simultaneously monitoring the technological ecosystem for tools appropriate to augment those very same people.” 

Organisations are responding to a heightened awareness of travel risks and are increasing their investment in risk mitigation services. MedAire sees this focus on security risk mitigation first hand, as clients request more security consults, air travel security briefs, airspace assessments, go/no evaluations and assistance at the destination.

MedAire provides data, intelligence and analysis by its group of aviation security experts as well as 24/7 assistance services for support for whatever unexpected event or situation may arise and wherever clients travel, including acts of terror, violence, natural disasters or theft, assault or corruption. Through MedAire’s parent company International SOS and its partnership with Control Risks, the strength of the global assistance network is unparalleled. Security expertise consists not only of the specialists on the aviation security team but includes over 2300 professionals dispersed globally with regional and local knowledge which will, with boots on the ground, provide immediate assistance when needed.  

For more information, visit the team, including new Security Director John Cauthen and CEO Bill Dolny at booth U33 at EBACE or go to