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8. Actually, that's not how commercial planes work...
Sun May 14, 2023, 07:54 PM
May 2023

There aren't TWO pilots flying; ONE pilot does the flying, and the other monitors settings and communicates with ATC. However, they can switch off as needed. AI isn't terribly different than turning on the autopilot.

Hell no. pdxflyboy May 2023 #1
I'm sorry Dave, I"m afraid I can't do that.... msongs May 2023 #2
Computers already basically fly commercial planes, y'all do know that right? Hugh_Lebowski May 2023 #3
Exactly my thought relayerbob May 2023 #5
Exactly. (NM) mikewv May 2023 #7
Yep mahina May 2023 #9
Yup Effete Snob May 2023 #12
As my husband has always pointed out: Once you put a computer into something, it becomes ... Hekate May 2023 #15
The question was not about there not being a pilot, it was about there not being a co-pilot Hugh_Lebowski May 2023 #21
Since about 90% of airplane accidents are caused by Disaffected May 2023 #19
Exactly. But label it "AI" and people freak out. tinrobot May 2023 #26
You knew somebody would do this, didn't you? Buns_of_Fire May 2023 #4
Otto is looking a little deflated there. Bucky May 2023 #11
It was the first thing I thought of ;) (nt) Hugh_Lebowski May 2023 #22
Today it is two pilots and a many computers, AI is coming PuppyBismark May 2023 #6
Actually, that's not how commercial planes work... brooklynite May 2023 #8
Only if there's a manual override in case something goes wrong MustLoveBeagles May 2023 #10
Exactly Hekate May 2023 #16
What if the one pilot has a medical emergency? Than no pilot left. cbabe May 2023 #13
How would I know who/what is in the cockpit? Talitha May 2023 #14
Would enough people refuse to fly TheFarseer May 2023 #17
Haven't flown since 2001 and won't again Ritabert May 2023 #18
It must be sad to be that scared of technology... brooklynite May 2023 #24
It depends upon the AI Metaphorical May 2023 #20
Hell no, and this is just one of the reasons why. Angleae May 2023 #23
Oh boy ecstatic May 2023 #25
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