But wait, I was told by the experts here that AI airplanes was a crazy impossibility.
I’m a (former, retired, mediocre) programmer that might still have some bad code flying around.
Whenever I hear or read a reference to AI, I’m quick to ask whether it’s really AI or just an effective algorithm.
There are definitional problems as the standard is a comparison to human performance. An autopilot can perform some functions that exceed human performance but nobody is calling that AI.
There are some folks that think machine learning is a requirement to wear the AI banner.
Many of the AI systems being developed are simply addressing known human factors issues and the programming isn’t that amazing.