Veteran Pilot Loses Simulated Dogfight to Impressive Artificial Intelligence

We’ve all heard that researchers are currently working to refine self-driving cars and other autonomous vehicles. The revolution is coming. It turns out, though, that they’re also setting their sights on using artificial intelligence to navigate situations you may not have expected—like aerial combat in fighter jets. Fighter pilots undergo extensive specialized training to be able to outwit opponents in battle, and that professional experience seems like it would be hard, even impossible, to replicate. But a new artificial intelligence system, ALPHA, has been besting expert pilots in combat simulations, even when the A.I. is given a handicap. Advertisement Given years of discussion about military drones, it seems like a fighter plane piloted by A.I. wouldn’t be so surprising. But unmanned aerial combat vehicles are usually remote-controlled by a person,…


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