11:10 - 11:40, Bryce Townsend at Drone Racing League & Keith Lynn at Lockheed Martin
20 November, 11:10 – 11:40

Firechat: Innovating the Future of Autonomous Flight

What’s the next “Deep Blue” moment that’s going to change the world?

In 1997, IBM’s “Deep Blue” computer defeated chess Grandmaster Gary Kasparov in a historic match that marked the end of an era where humans could win against machines playing complex strategy games. Today, AI bots can defeat humans in nearly every digital game we know, but they haven’t come close to beating humans in real-life sports — at least not yet.

Join The Drone Racing League (DRL) Chief Partnerships Officer, Bryce Townsend, and Lockheed Martin AlphaPilot Innovation Challenge Program Manager, Keith Lynn, for an inside look into how they have been accelerating AI innovation and shaping the future of autonomous transportation, delivery, disaster relief, and even space exploration — all through a futuristic sports competition in the Artificial Intelligence Robotic Racing (AIRR) Circuit this fall.

Throughout the presentation, the execs will share learnings about the ongoing innovation happening through AIRR – where AlphaPilot Teams of top engineers have been putting their AI code to the test on high-speed, autonomous racing drones.

Bryce Townsend / Chief Partnerships Officer at Drone Racing League

Keith Lynn / AlphaPilot Program Manager at Lockheed Martin