Started by steve58, August 21, 2020, 01:05:43 PM
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QuoteIn a 5 to 0 sweep, an AI 'pilot' developed by Heron Systems beat one of the Air Force's top F-16 fighter pilots in DARPA's simulated aerial dogfight contest today."It's a giant leap," said DARPA's Justin (call sign "Glock") Mock, who served as a commentator on the trials.AI still has a long way to go before the Air Force pilots would be ready to hand over the stick to an artificial intelligence during combat, DARPA officials said during today's live broadcast of the AlphaDogfight trials. But the three-day trials show that AI systems can credibly maneuver an aircraft in a simple, one-on-one combat scenario and shoot its forward guns in a classic, WWII-style dogfight. On the other hand, they said, it was an impressive showing by an AI agent after only a year of development. (As I reported earlier this week, the program began back in September last year with eight teams developing their respective AIs.)Heron, a small, female- and minority-owned company with offices in Maryland and Virginia, builds artificial intelligence agents, and is also a player in DARPA's Gamebreaker effort to explore tactics for disrupting enemy strategies using real-world games as platforms. The company beat eight other teams, including one led by defense giant Lockheed Martin — which came in second in the AlphaDogfight "semi-finals" that pitted the AI pilots against each other this morning.https://breakingdefense.com/2020/08/ai-slays-top-f-16-pilot-in-darpa-dogfight-simulation/
Quote from: Gusington on August 24, 2020, 11:59:22 AMCool yet frightening - but if I am understanding correctly the 0-5 dogfight record is not as frightening as it seems because 'real world' conditions were not present for the AI. Did I understand wrong?
Quote from: Gusington on August 24, 2020, 12:36:08 PMYeah I did like his explanation of why those gunshots would not be taken by a human. What he said made sense.When was the last dogfight between two human pilots?
QuoteThe AI had no self-preservation logic and had full situational awareness.