AI, autonomy, and airpower: the end of pilots?

@article{HeydarianPashakhanlou2019AIAA,
  title={AI, autonomy, and airpower: the end of pilots?},
  author={Arash Heydarian Pashakhanlou},
  journal={Defence Studies},
  year={2019},
  volume={19},
  pages={337 - 352}
}
ABSTRACT Military pilots have long been central to airpower projection in both combat and non-combat operations. While the historical and contemporary roles of military aviators have been examined extensively in previous scholarship, the present study distinguishes itself by evaluating the future prospects of military aviators. By so doing, it argues that technological advances in autonomy and artificial intelligence (AI) will most likely lead to the development of pilotless aerial vehicles… 

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