New Artificial Intelligence Able to Beat Human Pilots In Dogfight

30 June 2016Forbes reported that researchers with artificial intelligence (AI) company Psibernetix have developed a new AI named ALPHA that is capable of defeating human pilots in aerial combat. According to a new report published in the Journal of Defense Management, retired Air Force Colonel Gene Lee said following his first test against ALPHA, “It seemed to be aware of my intentions and reacting instantly to my changes in flight and my missile deployment.” While experienced pilots are usually able to defeat most AI opponents, Lee “couldn’t score a single kill and was repeatedly shot out of the air.” Lee, who is an expert in combat tactics, said that ALPHA is “the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I’ve seen to date.” Ars Technica notes that ALPHA was developed…


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