Combat AI beats the Air Force’s top tactical experts

The details of Col. Lee’s showdown were published in University of Cincinnati Magazine and the ALPHA AI itself was developed by UC offshoot Psibernetix, Inc. as an autonomous wingman to a human pilot. After ALPHA shot down a range of other AI opponents, Col. Lee jumped into the simulator against a “mature” version of the ALPHA code last October. Lee, who has trained thousands of Air Force pilots and has been taking on AI opponents since the early 80s, was unable to score a single kill against ALPHA on multiple tries. In fact, he was shot down every time. “I was surprised at how aware and reactive it was,” Lee told UC Magazine. “It seemed to be aware of my intentions and reacting instantly to my changes in flight and…


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