Transmogrifying the Frontiers of Aviation with AI; The Imperative for Efficient Regulation in the Age of Machine Learning

  • Sivadath Madhu Menon and Nayana T.
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  • Sivadath Madhu Menon

    Student at Government Law College, Thrissur, India

  • Nayana T.

    Student at Government Law College, Thrissur, India

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“Artificial intelligence is a tool to help humanity. We need to be responsible about how we use it." says Satya Nadella, CEO of Microsoft”. The perpetually evolving aviation industry has increasingly employed Artificial Intelligence (AI) with an objective of enhancing efficiency, safety, and passenger experience, the complexity and autonomy of AI systems have raised concerns regarding their regulation and safety. To explore the future of AI in aviation and the need for effective regulation, this essay seeks to analyze the likely increase in the use of AI in aviation sector, including predictive maintenance and air traffic control, and the significant potential of autonomous drones to revolutionize the industry. However, as AI systems become more complex and autonomous, the associated risks become more pronounced, such as the potential for significant public safety threats if autonomous drones malfunction. Consequently, given the outdated nature of current regulations and their failure to consider the unique risks linked with AI systems, the establishment of tailored regulations for AI in aviation is essential to ensure public and passenger safety. To achieve this, effective regulation of AI in aviation will necessitate a collaborative effort among industry stakeholders, government regulators, and the research community. Industry stakeholders must ensure transparency with regulators in the development and use of AI systems to develop safety standards and testing protocols, and regulators must liaise closely with the research community to remain updated on developments in the sector and maintain updated regulations that reflect new risks and challenges. As AI's potential for transforming the aviation industry is immense, it must be accompanied by effective regulation to safeguard safety and public trust, and achieving this will require collaboration among industry stakeholders, regulators, and the research community to develop effective regulation that balances innovation and safety.


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International Journal of Law Management and Humanities, Volume 6, Issue 6, Page 961 - 969


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