TECHNOLOGY TRENDS. The integration of artificial intelligence in airport operations is a game changer, and in 2024, ADB SAFEGATE expects to see the convergence of this technology and tangible business results. Take a look at what we see as the top three trends in AI for the year ahead.

At ADB SAFEGATE, we’re thrilled at the possibilities that Airside 4.0 will bring to the aviation industry. The integration of artificial intelligence in airport operations is a game changer, and in 2024, we expect to see the convergence of this technology and tangible business results.

Take a look at what we have in store for you!

  1. Open-source AI Models

We foresee open-source AI models gaining significant momentum in 2024, empowering airports to improve efficiency and productivity while achieving cost savings through the integration of private or real-time data. At ADB SAFEGATE, we prioritize open innovation and are committed to contributing to open-source AI models to continuously improve our services.

With easy access to these models, airports can leverage them for vital uses such as turnaround tracking, off-block prediction, FOD detection and runway monitoring. Open-source AI models not only enhance productivity and cost-efficiency but also encourage innovation and collaboration among industry players.

  1. API-Driven AI and Microservices

We predict that the proliferation of application programming interfaces (APIs) will simplify the creation of complex AI-driven applications, significantly boosting productivity in various airport operations. ADB SAFEGATE has developed a new integration layer featuring a suite of microservices that increases the flexibility of our AI-driven applications. These applications include customizable features such as customer behaviour analysis, inventory management and personalized marketing tools.

The integration of AI-powered intelligent assistants into an airport’s operations is a prominent feature of this trend. These assistants can recommend best next action in real-time, providing efficient tailored responses based on specific operational data. This approach opens the door for Augmented Intelligence, a subsection of AI, focusing on enhancing cognitive performance including learning, decision making and new experiences.

  1. Multimodal Generative AI

We anticipate a shift from text-based generative AI to multimodal language in 2024, with the integration of text, speech and images promising contextually relevant responses and innovation across diverse sectors of airport operations. For instance, AI can analyze video feed, interpret flight data, assess facial recognition and radio conversations to provide specific recommendations to different stakeholders.

According to McKinsey & Company, AI applications are projected to contribute an estimated 2.6 to 4.4 trillion USD annually to the global economy through a wide range of business scenarios. By leveraging our extensive collaborations with airport partners and customers, we have identified some thought-provoking emerging trends and predictions for 2024.

The integration of AI in airports is not only transforming the aviation industry but changing the way we think about technology in airports. As we witness the rise of Airside 4.0 with the integration of AI, the need for collaboration is now more critical than ever. We need to work together to build a future that is not only innovative but also safe.

Moreover, the implementation of AI in airports can produce both environmental and economic benefits. Using AI technology to examine aircraft noise levels, energy consumption and waste generation can help airports reduce their environmental footprint. By reducing energy consumption and waste, airports can cut their operating costs, provide a more sustainable travel experience and contribute to a better environment.

Ultimately, our goal is to use AI-driven solutions to make air travel smoother, more efficient, and safer. By embracing the future of AI, we can manage airport operations more effectively, reduce waiting times and improve the overall customer experience. However, this can only be achieved through authentic collaboration.

ADB SAFEGATE is committed to working together with our partners and other industry players to develop innovative, user-focused and safety-compliant solutions that will transform the aviation industry as we know it.

ADB SAFEGATE is a company that provides integrated solutions to airports, a-irlines, and ANSPs.  We are proud to be leading the way with innovative and smart Airside 4.0 solutions that turn airports into smart airports, with the ultimate goal of enhancing the passenger experience. Solutions include airfield lighting, power and control systems, airport and tower software, docking automation, apron management, and aftermarket services.  With over 1,400 employees and over 2,700 airports in over 175 countries, from the busiest and largest to the fastest-growing airports, ADB SAFEGATE is dedicated to making air travel safe, efficient, and environmentally friendly. 

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