- An artificial intelligence program developed by Heron Systems went head-to-head against a seasoned Air Force F-16 pilot in a simulated dogfight Thursday.
- Heron’s AI achieved a flawless victory with five straight wins. The human pilot never scored a single hit, according to multiple reports.
- The “WWII-style” dogfight was part of DARPA’s AlphaDogfight competition, which is designed to advance the agency’s efforts to build trust in AI and develop manned-unmanned teaming capabilities.
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An AI algorithm piloting an F-16 Fighting Falcon in a simulated dogfight against a seasoned US Air Force pilot achieved a flawless victory with five straight wins in a fierce competition Thursday, according to multiple reports.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) held the final round of its third and final AlphaDogfight competition Thursday, putting an AI system designed by Heron Systems against a human pilot in a “simulated within-visual-range air