The Automation And Its Effects On The Environment

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If the automation in use does not demand a certain level of interaction or has presented several failures of operation to the specific aviator in the past, the operator is prone to a more significant negative event occurring in the future. This is due to the reliance and trust placed on the automation to complete the task as designed (Geiselman et al., 2013). Consistent with the model is the idea that the most likely scenario for complacency in the cockpit is prior to a very reliable system failing for the first time (Parasuraman & Manzey, 2010). Similar to complacency in automation is bias. Bias breeds the misuse of automation through errors of omission and commission errors. Errors of omission are in reference to the aircrew not taking action as directed by automation, while commission errors are incorrect instructions provided by the automation that are acknowledged and followed by the operator as directed (Parasuraman & Manzey, 2010). Several human factors of bias exist that make it a difficult problem to fix. The most common being that humans are typically drawn to situations that bias toward automation is natural, such as; choosing a path requiring less effort, natural trust in a system that has not failed previously, and the psychological effect of delegating tasks in a shared responsibility environment (Parasuraman & Manzey, 2010). Compounding on the issue is that bias does not appear to be resolved by experience of the operator as it influences the natural human…
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