EASA Artificial Intelligence Roadmap updated
IFA Comment: IFA welcome the flurry of thoughtful activity on the regulation of Artificial Intelligence (AI). It’s a subject which will impact aviation safety and airworthiness significantly. All new aircraft are designed with digital tools and enabled to continuously communicate large volumes of technical and operational data. There is no doubt that innovators will apply AI to meet civil aviation challenges. IFA recommends that its members be active in answering the consultations that are published on this subject.
The updated roadmap expands upon the initial proposal that was published in February 2020, drawing upon the experience gained from concrete AI use cases involving stakeholders from the aviation industry, academia, and research centres.
The document provides a comprehensive plan for the safe and trustworthy integration of AI in aviation, with a focus on safety, security, AI assurance, human-factors and ethical considerations.
The development of the EASA AI Roadmap is part of the Agency’s ongoing efforts to promote the safe integration of new and emerging technologies in aviation.
The UK’s AI Regulation white paper was published on Wednesday, 29 March 2023. Organisations and individuals involved in the AI sector will be encouraged to provide feedback on the white paper through a consultation which will run until Tuesday, 21 June 2023.