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AI system beats US military pilot in F-16 dogfight

AI system beats US military pilot in F-16 dogfight

The AI developed by Heron Systems defeated an experienced F-16 pilot in each of five rounds, although the success in a simulation is just one step towards fully autonomous systems being used on F-16 fighter jets. This was a precursor to DARPA’s air combat evolution programme, which will eventually fly live aircraft using AI algorithms to demonstrate that the technology will work in the real world.

Seekster 3 months

Yeah giving an AI full control of a weapon system is just a bad idea.

David 3 months

AI won't be hindered by pulling more G's, which is one heck of an advantage. Can always have command and control at a remote site.

SomeGuyWhoDoesThings 3 months

I’m a fan of keeping a human in the hardware loop. Anything that relies on a wireless system to keep the human decision making in the loop is too vulnerable in my opinion.

الأكبر فادي
الأكبر فادي 3 months

Yes because terminator hasn't already proven how great an idea this is

Lee 3 months

It's about time Skynet is learning to fly and fight!🤪

Mocking Moniker
Mocking Moniker 3 months

Humans will pass out in excessive G-force, these computers will not suffer this limitation. The skies could become ours once more.

Remington Colt
Remington Colt 3 months

Queue the movie "Stealth". Sure an AI plane could beat a human simply because of the lack of G-forces affecting an autonomous plane as opposed to a human piloted one, but I wouldn't trust a computer to handle weapons of mass destruction for fear of it malfunctioning or being hacked. The worse thing that can happen is it becomes a "Skynet" type situation like in the Terminator movies.

Winny the Pig
Winny the Pig 3 months

Now the Chinese and Russians will steal it.

porcus 3 months

Flight Simulator is not reality. I will wait for an automated fighter to do this.

Sergio 3 months


America 3 months

When do I get my Ironman suit. All I wanna know.

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