More than an auto-pilot, AI charts its course in aviation

MALDEN, Mass., – Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones. But autonomous aircraft are only a fraction of the impact that advances in machine learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will have in aviation—the technologies' reach could encompass nearly every aspect of the industry. Aircraft manufacturers and airlines are investing significant resources in AI technologies in applications that span from the flightdeck to the customer's experience, reports Ars Technica.

Dec 6th, 2018
More than an auto-pilot, AI charts its course in aviation
More than an auto-pilot, AI charts its course in aviation
MALDEN, Mass., – Ask anyone what they think of when the words "artificial intelligence" and aviation are combined, and it's likely the first things they'll mention are drones. But autonomous aircraft are only a fraction of the impact that advances in machine learning and other artificial intelligence (AI) technologies will have in aviation—the technologies' reach could encompass nearly every aspect of the industry. Aircraft manufacturers and airlines are investing significant resources in AI technologies in applications that span from the flightdeck to the customer's experience, reports Ars Technica.

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The Intelligent Aerospace take:

December 6, 2018 -- In Alyson Behr's great piece for Ars Technica, the veteran technology writer deftly explained to readers who might not be as adept with aero tech how important AI is for aeronautics now and will well into the future and how industry giants like Boeing and Airbus go "beyond autopilot" to make aviation safer.

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Jamie Whitney, Associate Editor
Intelligent Aerospace

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