New AI combat simulator tech beats tactical experts

With extensive aerial combat experience, retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Gene Lee has been flying in simulators against artificial intelligence (AI) opponents since the early 1980s. Lee explained that most experienced pilots are able to beat AI if they know what they are doing. Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee, in a flight simulator, takes part in simulated air combat versus artificial intelligence technology developed by a team consisted of industry, US Air Force and University of Cincinnati representatives. Photo courtesy of Lisa Ventre, University of Cincinnati. However, one particular AI simulator gave Lee a real challenge. Dubbed ALPHA, this high-fidelity air combat simulator was the victor in a simulated scenario. “[ALPHA is] the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I’ve seen to date,” explained Lee. Psibernetix Inc developed ALPHA…


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