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US Air Force says AI-controlled F-16 has been dogfighting with humans


The US Air Force and DARPA have showcased AI software's ability to fly a modified F-16 fighter jet, achieving a milestone in machine learning and autonomous combat aviation by dogfighting against human pilots. The breakthrough, considered a transformative moment for combat aviation, may impact both military and commercial aviation.

  • AI flew a modified F-16 in a dogfight
  • A machine learning agent controlled the jet
  • Tested as part of the ACE program
  • AI adhered to human safety norms
  • Not the winner of the 2023 Collier Trophy