Just a natural progression. Can’t expect that we’re always going to be doing manual calibrations for power meters going forward.
Algorithms perform much more important and complex features to keep this world ticking over.
I’m not smart enough to know how test my own manual calibration to see if it’s actually accurate. All I can see is a value on my head unit or a message saying ‘calibration ok’. How do I know that’s worth anything? Faith? Why not apply the same faith to a team of engineers who’ve improved the system. It’s the illusion of being in control. We’re just spinning a crank round, inexpertly setting it at 90deg and pressing an okay button. Monkeys can be trained to do it
Whatever algorithm they’ve built will be improved when thousands of riders start using it. It’s excellent, hope others follow suit.