Driverless cars are becoming a thing with the help of artificial intelligence. Someday soon, we might even see commercial vehicles that do not need a human driver which could also help reduce traffic accidents and efficiency of transport.
That concept is now crossing over to flight. Currently in the works is an AI "computer brain" called Skyborg that would enable aircraft to be flown without pilot. This effort is being spearheaded by the US Air Force and they hope that if this research succeeds, it would lead to having AI as a digital co-pilot.
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