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 performing evasive manoeuvres. Source: AI fighter pilot wins in combat simulation