Human pilots still have an edge over AI peers

Dec 29, 2017, 6:18 AM EST
(Source: Luke McGuff/flickr)
(Source: Luke McGuff/flickr)

Artificial intelligence might have aced a bunch of games but flying aircrafts better than humans remains an unconquered territory for the emerging technology.

A contest in a warehouse in California saw a drone steered by human pilots beating NASA’s AI-guided drones, although with a slender margin, notes Popular Science.  

The competition shows the difference in how machines and humans learn to fly- the AI-guided drones can record one flight path and then master the art through optimization of algorithm whereas humans need to learn by actual repetitions.

Give the challenges like motion blur at racing speeds it may take some time for AI-guided drones to outpace their human rivals, writes The Verge.