Newly Developed Artificial Intelligence Defeats Human Tactical Experts in Aerial Combat Simulation

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 comprised of industry, US Air Force and University of Cincinnati representatives.(Photo : Lisa Ventre, University of Cincinnati) A newly developed Artificial Intelligence from the University of Cincinnati has been proclaimed the victor after being put to an aerial combat simulation against human tactical experts. The new AI, dubbed as ALPHA, has already outperformed the baseline computer program previously used by the Air Force Research Lab for research, defeating other AI opponents in its early iterations. Advertisement In October 2015, Retired U.S. Air Force Colonel Gene Lee has given the chance to face off ALPHA in a simulated aerial combat. Despite extensive aerial combat experience…


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