Can AI secure transportation systems without compromising safety?
As transportation systems grow increasingly complex, the need for automation grows. Yet AI introduces new dangers.The ongoing controversy surrounding Boeing’s 737 Max 8 airliner should serve as a cautionary tale—not just for those in aviation, but for the entire transportation safety community. Though plane (and other transportation) crashes are an unfortunate reality, the recent Boeing disasters were unique. Instead of faulty mechanics, pilot error or foul weather, in these cases the culprit was software automation.