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Heron Systems' AI pilot just beat a human in a simulated dogfight

The final round of DARPA’s AlphaDogfight Trial is complete, and once again, the winning AI pilot celebrated its victory against a field of virtual contenders by going on to defeat a human F-16 pilot. An AI pilot developed by Heron Systems won the shootout, defeating a fellow AI from Lockheed. All of the simulated fighter battles were restricted to allow use of the nose cannon only, and after the AI vs. AI matches, an anonymous human pilot entered the competition, wearing a VR helmet. The Heron… ( More...

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skylab72 2
Sim-to-Sim training for a deep-learning tool (fighter-pilot in this case) largely against other AI tools, has some fundamental errors built into the process. The "superhuman" aiming skill of high-speed computers and the fragility of bags of protoplasm at high Gs mask the mathematical fallacies baked into training an AI with an AI. Anyway, how much longer are serious aerial weapons going to depend on flinging ballistic projectiles at each other?
Dave Hahn 2

Tom MacKinnon 2
The last fighter pilot has already been born.
linbb 1
Would be expected due to the fact no pilot no high g problems which limit most fighter aircraft.
James Willich 1
Only limited by the structure itself.
People have been losing simulated dogfights to AI for years.
Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X., War Thunder, Elite: Dangerous, Ace Combat: Assault Horizon, IL-2 Sturmovik: Battle of Stalingrad, IL-2 Sturmovik: Cliffs of Dover (with team fusion mod, IL-2 Sturmovik: Birds of Prey, Birds of Steel, Digital Combat Simulator World, Flying Tigers - Shadows Over China, and Wings of Prey just to name a few.


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