I find it interesting to see scientists comment on other science reports. It’s part of the whole process. It also provides insight into studies and topics from people who may have extensive experience in a particular related area from a different point of view.
Conflicting or in agreement, science and technology ultimately benefit from peer review. Like the author, I can see specific use cases. In general though, nothing can beat our bees.
Researchers in Japan have been using miniature drones covered with sticky hairs to act like robotic bees to counter the decline of natural pollinators.