We have all seen movies where the hero who doesn’t know how to fly a plane successfully lands thanks to the autopilot mode. But did you know that these technologies have some artificial intelligence (AI) basis?
Aviation is one of the most heavily regulated industries in the world. Because of the need for security in order to reduce the number of accidents (even if commercial aviation is already the safest transport system – after lifts), the aeronautics industry was among the first to use AI technologies with autopilots or load-shedding electrical systems, which use computer power to make smart decisions.
Currently, they are mostly used as passive system to control the airplane after entering specific parameters. But the future is much more interesting! AI will enable airplanes to become proactive and make decisions, thanks to machine learning and neural networks.