Tuesday, June 28, 2016

The U.S. Air Force's New Top Gun Is An A.I.

Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee, in a flight simulator, takes part in simulated air combat versus artificial intelligence technology developed by a team comprised of industry, US Air Force and University of Cincinnati representatives.

Daily Mail: The AI 'Top Gun' that can beat the military's best: Pilots hail 'aggresive and dynamic' software after losing to it repeatedly

* Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee took on AI in a simulator
* Was not able to score a kill after repeated attempts
* Was shot out of the air every time during protracted engagements
* Experts say AI wingmen could become commonplace in battle

It is every Top Gun's worst nightmare - an AI can can outmanoeuvre them in the air.

Now researchers have tested their AI on a retired top gun - and left him stunned.

Retired United States Air Force Colonel Gene Lee took on the AI in a simulator - and lost.

Read more ....

Update #1: A.I. Downs Expert Human Fighter Pilot In Dogfights (Popular Science)
Update #2: The US Air Force’s and Navy’s ‘New Top Gun’ is an AI (China Topix)

WNU Editor:I am surprised that this AI platform can take on the Air Force's top pilots. I guess they are getting better at developing the right software .... and we are learning about it now.

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