AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation

AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation By Chris Baraniuk Technology reporter 28 June 2016 From the section Technology Image copyright AFP Image caption Combat simulators are commonly used to evaluate new fighter jet software An artificially intelligent fighter pilot system has defeated two attacking jets in a combat simulation.The AI, known as Alpha, used four virtual jets to successfully defend a coastline against two attacking aircraft – and did not suffer any losses.Alpha, which was developed by a US team, also triumphed in simulation against a retired human fighter pilot.One military aviation expert said the results were promising.In the simulation described in the study, both attacking jets – the blue team – had more capable weapons systems. But Alpha’s red team was able to dispatch the enemy planes after…

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