I've been recently told that the Boeing 777/787 FBW philosophy differs from Airbus only in 1 thing:-
The Boeing 777 will not override pilots input on the column (it will give you sirens, EICAS messages and stick shakers but you are ultimate decision maker)
On the Airbus you have to push the button in order to turn Flight Envelope off and control in the direct mode (Boeing seem to believe that reaction has to be uninterrupted by button switching)
As far as taking flight path, calculating the desired input on the flight controls (decision how smooth pull it horizontally or vertically) or in case of emergencies (i.e. if left flaperon fails, flight controls will work to minimize the asymmetry effect without change in the column input)
Boeing relies on FBW as much as Airbus does.
If you have not already read it, I have answered a similar question about 6 years ago.
Basically both planes allow the pilots to override the computers. It is true that Boeing FBW enable the pilots to override automation, probably a tad faster than on the Airbus.
For example, on the FBW Airbus, to get into ‘Direct Law’ where most of the flight envelope protections are lost, at least 3 primary flight computers must fail (or consciously switched off)
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