Contingency planning is implemented by public authorities, emergency services or private companies. It consists of creating a mechanism of anticipation to respond to any kind of crisis: a war, a pandemic, a natural or technological disaster (factory fire, cyber-attack, faulty or dangerous product…). Contingency planning helps mobilize the necessary resources to ensure the safety of people and property.
AI will enrich the historical data of conventional planning with more advanced Machine Learning algorithms while taking into account internal data, and external data for a detailed analysis of variables.
The Covid pandemic was a major field of application for machine learning, particularly for predicting the spread of the virus, communicating and providing relevant information remotely, developing telemedicine and ensuring food supplies.