AI pilot 'sees' runway and lands automatically


An automatic pilot has landed a plane using image-recognition artificial intelligence to locate the runway. At large airports, systems on the ground beam up the position of the runway to guide automatic systems. But in late May a new AI tool landed a small plane carrying passengers, by "sight" alone at Austria's Diamond Aircraft airfield. One expert said it could potentially improve flight safety. The new system, developed by researchers at the technical universities of Braunschweig and Munich, processes visual data of the runway and then adjusts the plane's flight controls, without human assistance.