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Durham University

Department of Physics


Seeing through the Passenger: How algorithms can keep the flying public safe (Computer Sciences)

25th January 2020, 10:30, Calman Learning Centre, Prof. Toby Breckon

As passengers, although we may take our safety in the sky for granted and perhaps grumble at the length of the queue at the security checkpoint, today our safety is provided by a range of security apparatus. This includes an ever growing range of automatic threat detection algorithms.

As we see the increasing impact of artificial intelligence algorithms encroach on our daily lives, many people are still unaware of the central role played by existing automated screening in ensuring the safety of each and every commercial passenger flight.

This talk will explore our current reliance on algorithms within aviation security and look to current research work, at Durham and beyond, in addressing the future challenges in this area.

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