AI beat three professional pilots in a drone race

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Swift’s autonomous system, which combines artificial intelligence algorithms, has overtaken world champions several times and set the fastest record time in a drone race

About this informs Science Alert.

Swift is an autonomous system that has overtaken world champions in 15 out of 25 races on a course with many sharp turns and sharp turns, designed by a professional drone pilot.

Developed by researchers at the University of Zurich, Swift combines AI learning algorithms with a single camera and built-in sensors that detect the drone’s environment and movement.

Researcher Elia Kaufmann aimed to create a system that did not rely on external cameras to detect movement, as in previous unmanned drone races.

“Achieving the level of professional pilots with an autonomous drone is a difficult task, as the robot must fly at its physical limits, estimating its speed and location on the circuit solely with the help of on-board sensors,” Kaufmann notes.

First-person drone racing involves flying a drone around a track littered with gates that you need to navigate carefully to avoid crashing. Pilots see the course using video from a camera mounted on the drone. The Swift also has a built-in camera and inertial sensor to measure the acceleration and rotation of the drone.

Although the Swift lost 40% of the races, it passed every driver multiple times and set the fastest race record time, half a second faster than the human best.

What is known about artificial intelligence

On February 18, 2023, the Minister of Digital Transformation Mykhailo Fedorov announced that after negotiations, official letters, calls and a meeting with representatives of OpenAI – ChatGPT became available for registration to users from Ukraine. The program does not work only in the Ukrainian territories temporarily occupied by Russia.

Experts considerthat artificial intelligence is capable of disrupting the labor market, affecting 300 million jobs.

However, on March 28, it became known that the European Union financed research and development of multilingual conversational artificial intelligence for its defense needs.

March 29 Heads of European governments urged technology giants to fight misinformation in social networks.

On April 19, businessman Elon Musk statedthat the artificial intelligence he plans to create will try to “understand the nature of the universe” and be less likely to want to “destroy humanity.”

On April 26, Spotify CEO Daniel Ek toldthat the music industry has “legitimate concerns” about songs created by artificial intelligence.

According to research According to the World Economic Forum, technology and artificial intelligence could put 26 million people out of work within 5 years.

Geoffrey Hinton, the author of the technology behind AI, statedartificial intelligence can cause a number of threats – including fakes and unemployment.

On May 9, it became known that the streaming service Spotify deleted tens of thousands of songs written by artificial intelligence with the help of music startup Boomy from its platform.

On June 2, a mobile application with a chatbot from OpenAI ChatGPT became available in Ukraine. At that time, only owners of gadgets with the iOS operating system could use it.

On July 5, it became known that the extremely popular chatbot with artificial intelligence ChatGPT, launched in November, for the first time in June got less monthly traffic on your website.

OpenAI company on July 23 announced launch the ChatGPT app for Android.

On July 28, it became known that US senators, concerned about the malicious potential of artificial intelligence, will call developers, managers and experts for a hearing at the end of this year on possible legislative guarantees.

Some of the world’s biggest advertisers, from food giant Nestle to consumer goods multinational Unilever, are experimenting with using generative AI software like ChatGPT and DALL-E to cost reduction and productivity improvement.

Microsoft Corp. in Japan will launch an isolated version of its chatbot with artificial intelligence ChatGPT, which will be able to process classified information of government bodies and confidential data of corporations.

Some of the world’s biggest advertisers, from food giant Nestle to consumer goods multinational Unilever, are experimenting with using generative AI software like ChatGPT and DALL-E to cut costs and increase productivity.

Microsoft Corp. in Japan will launch an isolated version of its chatbot with artificial intelligence ChatGPT, which will be able to process classified information of government bodies and confidential data of corporations.

August 30. Google presented a new artificial intelligence feature in the Meet video calling app that can replace a human during work meetings.

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