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An AI quadcopter has beaten human champions at drone racing

The achievement marks the first time an artificial intelligence system has been able to regularly beat humans in a real-world competition and could lead to better drones in the future.

In his work with Stars of the Lid, Brian McBride helped transform listeners' understanding of the potential of ambient music. Steve Molter hide caption

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Stars of the Lid co-founder Brian McBride has died at 53

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An AI quadcopter has beaten human champions at drone racing

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