[global network reporter Xu Luming] the U.S. military held a contest between artificial intelligence air combat algorithm and F-16 fighter pilots on the 20th, which ended in a complete victory of artificial intelligence. According to the “theater” column of the drive website on August 20, the artificial intelligence system defeated a pilot of the U.S. Air Force F-16 fighter with a score of 5-0 in the “Alpha dog fight” simulation flight confrontation competition held by the U.S. Department of defense.
the first mock exam is led by the DARPA, a project under the ACE project. It aims to explore how AI can help pilots improve their air combat capability. < / P > < p > the company responsible for the simulation flight confrontation is Huron systems, which has only 30 employees. The competition is the last in a series of competitions that began in November 2019. In the first competition, the teams used simulated F-15 fighters. In January of the year, the teams began to switch to F-16 fighters. The last game of this week also used F-16 fighters. It is not clear how the results of the competition will affect the evolution of the air combat plan (ACE), according to the report. DARPA has previously said it hopes the event will at least “inspire and expand the development of artificial intelligence.”. < / P > < p > < p > < p > < p > the first phase of the air combat evolution project, which will end next year, will include testing the use of artificial intelligence systems to control aircraft, so that small new propeller and jet engine powered UAVs can operate autonomously. The software and hardware results from the air combat evolution program can help improve the autonomous operation capability of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) as well as manned aircraft. These systems may be handed over to the U.S. air force around 2024. < / P > < p > the independent capability research group 3 (Act3) of the Air Force Research Laboratory (AFRL) is also working on a stand-alone system. They are exploring the potential of autonomous and semi autonomous UAVs in the future, as well as the application of artificial intelligence in the development of “virtual co pilot”. Interestingly, the system is named R2-D2, which is also the name of a famous astromechanic robot in the Star Wars series.