This AI-controlled jet fighter has now flown against human pilots

GWGeorge007
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I knew AI would come to this.  This AI-controlled jet fighter has now flown against human pilots.

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2024/04/darpas-ai-test-pilot-successfully-flew-a-dogfight-against-a-human/

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why does it have 2 pilots in

why does it have 2 pilots in it? Or at least 2 pilot looking dummies?

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I guess they can't trust it

I guess they can't trust it yet, especially with all the complexity of modern airspaces. BTW that is the hottest looking F16 that I have ever seen, the Cadillac of the skies.

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mikey wrote: why does it

mikey wrote:

why does it have 2 pilots in it? Or at least 2 pilot looking dummies?

So there is someone aboard who can take over when the AI craps out :D

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mikey wrote: why does it

mikey wrote:

why does it have 2 pilots in it? Or at least 2 pilot looking dummies?

To quote... in part... the article:

"The jet fighter is called the X-62A Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft, or VISTA. It began life as an F-16D (Block 30) two-seater, which spent most of its 32-year career working at the US Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB...... Although DARPA's AI agent flew the X-62A, there was always a pair of human pilots onboard to monitor the test flight and, if necessary, take control..... After flying against simulated opponents, the AI agent has taken on humans."

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GWGeorge007 wrote: mikey

GWGeorge007 wrote:

mikey wrote:

why does it have 2 pilots in it? Or at least 2 pilot looking dummies?

To quote... in part... the article:

"The jet fighter is called the X-62A Variable Stability In-Flight Simulator Test Aircraft, or VISTA. It began life as an F-16D (Block 30) two-seater, which spent most of its 32-year career working at the US Air Force Test Pilot School at Edwards AFB...... Although DARPA's AI agent flew the X-62A, there was always a pair of human pilots onboard to monitor the test flight and, if necessary, take control..... After flying against simulated opponents, the AI agent has taken on humans."

Ahhh I see now, thank you

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