The US military has developed an AI pilot that can beat humans in combat

Trent Moore Mon, Jul 04, 2016 12:26pm Well, if Skynet is looking for a fighter pilot, the U.S. Air Force seems happy to oblige. According to The Verge, the U.S. military helped fund an artificial intelligence capable of consistently defeating human pilots in a training simulator. Dubbed ALPHA, the AI has been called “the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic, and credible AI I’ve seen to date” by United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee, a retired aerial combat instructor who tested the tech. High praise. The AI was tested in a simulation that pitted teams of pilots against one another in different defense and attack scenarios. The report notes we’re not just talking about dogfighting here, but more complicated, long-range tactical missions. The human test pilot didn’t notch a single kill against…


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