Artificial intelligence is changing the world and doing it at breakneck speed. The promise is that intelligent machines will be able to do every task better and more cheaply than humans. Rightly or wrongly, one industry after another is falling under its spell, even though few have benefited significantly so far.
Taking autonomous flight to a new level, DARPA has developed a robotic co-pilot capable of flying and landing a Boeing 737 aircraft. With a vision for increased safety of flights through reducing the workload for the human crew, the ALIAS program showcases how robotics can integrate and assist humans in the workplace.