An A.I Just Defeated a Human Fighter Pilot in Multiple Dogfight Simulations

Over the last few years, there’s been a lot of talk about Tom Cruise returning for a sequel to the hit fighter pilot action flick, Top Gun. Jerry Bruckheimer, the man responsible for that action classic has said that he envisaged the sequel updating the franchise by pitting Tom Cruise’s Maverick against drone fighters in a battle to prove human pilots are no longer obsolete. If Maverick were real, a new Artificial Intelligence test out of the University of Cincinnati might just have made his quest a lot more tricky.An A.I pilot developed by Nick Ernest, a doctoral graduate, has shown that it might be the true Top Gun by defeating not just other A.I fighter pilots, but a decorated human pilot as well. The A.I, which is appropriately named ALPHA, went…


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