An AI quadcopter has beaten human champions at drone racing

Summary: A small quadcopter drone powered by artificial intelligence (AI) has outflown human competitors in races. Developed in Switzerland, the drone used a combination of supervised learning, conventional programming, and reinforcement learning to master racing courses. While this demonstrates AI’s potential to excel in real-world competitions, it is not without limitations, and researchers believe it needs further development to handle external disturbances like wind and changing light conditions.

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