Thales has invested over €4 billion in digital technologies, including AI, and has started implementing new solutions in their sector, but in ways that airline passengers are unlikely to see or even recognize.
The Thales approach to AI use is not to let machines do all of the thinking, but to keep human involvement at the center of critical decisions. Planes are already highly capable of controlling most aspects of flight. But are pilotless commercial flights around the corner? At this point, that idea is still a pipe dream, according to Thales management (though Thales is putting some of the building blocks in place should autonomous commercial flight become a reality). […]