The Synergy between AI Technology and Human Operators

Combining AI technology and human operators in X-ray security screening is a valuable partnership that improves security procedures by blending efficiency with human judgment. This collaboration offers numerous benefits, including: Improved Detection Accuracy: AI technology, particularly machine learning and computer vision algorithms, can accurately analyse X-ray images. They can detect anomalies, suspicious objects, and potential […]

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Image Interpretation Challenges

Wherever Security Screening takes place, there is always pressure on the security team to ensure that the people waiting to enter the facility are processed as soon as possible. As a result of this perceived pressure, mistakes are occasionally made, and threatening or prohibited items pass through security checkpoints undetected. The area of most concern […]

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Are Boarding Passes becoming redundant?

There have been cases where passengers have managed to board aircraft without proper boarding passes or by using fake boarding passes. In 2020, a passenger boarded an aircraft by blending in with another family and pre-boarding the plane by walking alongside a person in a wheelchair. In doing so, they evaded security screening. More recently, […]

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Artificial Intelligence in Maritime and Aviation Safety

Recent developments in artificial intelligence (AI) for safety in the maritime and aviation industries can save lives, improve efficiency, and even help save jobs. However, it is essential to recognise that AI is not a replacement for human expertise and that the human element will continue to play a critical role in decision-making and to […]

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Why is every airport security screening process different?

Airport security screening requirements differ around countries and even local airports due to several factors: regulatory requirements; threat perception; threat assessment, and infrastructure and resources. Cultural and political differences play a significant role in formulating the regulations and laws of different countries. For example, there may be a greater emphasis on personal privacy and civil […]

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The Dangers of Low Threat Detection

Airports are once again one of the busiest places in the world, with millions of passengers travelling yearly. Ensuring the safety and security of passengers and airport personnel is paramount, and X-ray screening plays a critical role in achieving this goal. However, low threat detection in X-ray screening can have severe consequences and pose significant […]

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Security Screening with Automated Threat Detection

Automated threat detection in security X-ray machines is a valuable tool that enhances security screening by increasing efficiency and accuracy. These machines use advanced technology to detect hidden objects and potential threats that human operators may miss.  On the one hand, automated threat detection technology offers several benefits. These machines can analyse X-ray images much […]

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AI: Friend or Foe

Artificial Intelligence continues to be a topic of debate, and there are several reasons why some people may feel afraid or cautious about its application in everyday life. AI has been almost always portrayed in science fiction movies as a threat to humanity. These negative portrayals often feature rogue robots or machines that turn against […]

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The Evolution of Airport Security Equipment

Since its first use in the 1970s, airport security technology has evolved to improve safety and reduce security risks for travellers and the air travel industry infrastructure. With the advancement of technology in airport security, new equipment is continually being developed to improve the screening process and provide a better experience for travellers. For example, […]

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Complementary Threat Detection Systems

Threat detection, automated threat detection, and artificial intelligence (AI) detection are all critical components of X-ray baggage screening applications. There are numerous benefits of threat detection, automated, and artificial intelligence detection in X-ray baggage screening applications. While each technology has unique benefits, they can complement each other to provide a more comprehensive and efficient security […]

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