You can be my wingman any time! RaspBerry Pi AI waxes Air Force top gun’s tail in dogfights

Today’s generation of fighter pilots could be the last of their breed, thanks to an AI system dubbed ALPHA that’s proving unkillable in air combat. The US Air Force has just completed dogfighting trials in a simulator, pitching the software against retired Air Force Colonel Gene Lee. The AI – which ran on a $35 RaspberryPi computer – was deliberately handicapped but still managed to shoot down its fleshy opponent every time and evade his attempts to kill it. ALPHA is “the most aggressive, responsive, dynamic and credible AI I’ve seen to date,” Lee said. “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. It knew how to defeat…


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