The article was informative, did not know the actual touchdown speed and descent rate. The precision required for the flare may exceed what a human pilot could perform consistently.
Ironically the Shuttle autoland system was never tested in actual flight. Although the astronauts were willing to try it later in the program, management never quite gave the OK. The selection of the Dreamchaser for cargo will provide adequate opportunity for people to get used to the idea of the automated landing, though of course the X-37 has demonstrated this as well.