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Air Force F-16 pilot to run simulated dogfight with AI adversary

by Alan Merlin (2020-09-08)

An Air Force F-16 pilot will take part in a simulated dogfight against an Artificial Intelligence adversary next week, and members of the public will be able to watch it unfold live.

The 'championship' human vs AI dogfight will take place on Thursday between 1.30pm and 3.30pm after several preliminary rounds, but you must It is all part of DARPA's AlphaDogfight Trials, a series of simulated aerial battles between different AI agents that is designed to test the reliability of AI for a potential wide range of air combat uses. 

Due to the pandemic, the event will be held virtually rather than in person, after earlier rounds of the trials were held in person at the Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory in November 2019 and January 2020.