Instead of automating isolated individual tasks, such as conflict detection or coordination, we propose building a foundation for automation by developing an intelligent situation-aware system. Sharing the same team situational awareness among air traffic controller members and AI will enable the automated system to reach the same conclusions as ATCOs when confronted with the same problem and to be able to explain the reasoning behind those conclusions. This system will at first be able to automate some of the monitoring tasks, because machines cannot currently reach the same level of awareness as humans, but as the development progresses it will be able to take over more complex tasks.
Prof. Tomislav Radišić
University of Zagreb