Robot fighter pilot shoots down top US Air Force Colonel in Top Gun style ‘dogfight’

A robot fighter pilot has shot down a top US battle commander in a simulated dogfight. The “aggressive” artificial intelligence system, called Alpha, easily out-gunned an air force colonel with thousands of hours experience. Colonel Gene Lee didn’t score a single victory over the automaton pilot during the simulation. He described it as “the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I’ve seen to date”. Colonel Lee told Hot Hardware : “I was surprised at how aware and reactive it was – it seemed to be aware of my intentions and reacting instantly to my changes in flight and my missile deployment. University of Cincinnati Air Force Colonel Gene Lee was outfought by the AI system “It knew how to defeat the shot I was taking. It moved instantly between…


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