Automated systems make airplanes easier to fly. They can be as simple as an automatic light dimmer or as complex as an autopilot that kicks-in when it “thinks” there is trouble. But can automation be too smart for its own good, leaving humans out of control when the electronic brain makes a bad choice? Boeing Associate Technical Fellow Victor Riley delves into the high-tech world and the pros and cons of automation in an Oct. 24 program at Seattle’s Museum of Flight.
The program is free with admission to the museum.
Riley is an associate technical fellow in Boeing Flight Deck, Crew Operations/Integration. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Architecture from the University of Arizona and a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology from the University of Minnesota. He spent 19 years in human factors research at Honeywell, and then spent five years as a consultant before coming to Boeing in 2007.
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