Raspberry Pi AI vs USAF colonel: Guess who wins in sim dogfight?

Nothing, it seems, can outfly an artificial intelligence known as ALPHA, which has been trained for use in unmanned combat aerial vehicles. Retired US Air Force colonel Gene Lee has been fighting and winning against AI opponents in simulators since the 1980s, but the seasoned tactical expert has admitted defeat to ALPHA, which only required the power of a Raspberry Pi to outmaneuver him. According to Lee, ALPHA is “the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I’ve seen to date” — so much so that after flying against ALPHA in realistic battle conditions, he goes home “feeling washed out” by his opponent. “I’m tired, drained and mentally exhausted. This may be artificial intelligence, but it represents a real challenge,” Lee said. “Until now, an AI opponent simply could…


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