It’s called ALPHA and is an artificial intelligence created by Psibernetix, a company founded by the University of Cincinnati in collaboration with the Air Force Research Laboratory. As is clear from the reports published by the Journal of Defence Management, ALPHA is one of the best fighter pilots in the world.
In dogfight simulations with former Air Force instructors with thousands of hours of flying behind him, ALPHA would never be torn down. Indeed, it would be passed to the counter of his human counterpart.
ALPHA is currently defined as “the A.I. more aggressive, reactive, dynamic and credible ever created “.
During the first tests, ALPHA fought with various simulators, the same currently used by the Pentagon to train their pilots. Specifically designed for dogfight, its archive contains all the maneuvers of its digital and human opponents: statistics, simple and complex decision-making models, real and simulated maneuvers.
What sets ALPHA is that the transition from defensive actions to those elusive offensive, happens instantly. ALPHA is based on a decision-making system called “genetic fuzzy tree”, the fuzzy logic algorithm. His approach provides for the subdivision of an X complex problem into sub-activities. These include all the tactics adopted by man. By relating to the variables, the AI takes complex decisions with extreme speed.
ALPHA, according to the data, calculates the best maneuver in a complex and dynamic ambiante, 250 times faster than its human opponent. The aspect that most fascinates researchers is the reactive capacity. The A.I. Adaptive reacts instantaneously calculating the possible intentions of the enemy pilot.
ALPHA appears to have been designed for a cyclic flight profile for defensive and offensive actions constants. In fuzzy logic, the system basically calculates an immense web of forecasts for a possible action / reaction. Priority is given by the analysis of the context.
In the Journal of Defense Management it is stated that “the current primary objective of Alpha is to serve as an intelligent hostile force for the training of pilots as part of the Advanced Framework for Simulation”.
The fate of ALPHA is clear. The Air Force Research Laboratory provides for its implementation in a real cell by 2025. In the meantime, we are evaluating new aerodynamic models for the physical platform. The A.I., Meanwhile, will continue to expand its capabilities, serving as a tester for the Air Force Research Laboratory prototypes. The first operational step within the next five years old when ALPHA will serve as a wingman in a mixed crew, so as to learn the decision of tactics in real contexts.
Whereas in the development and testing of military and what is shown to the public there is a gap of about 20-25 years, ALPHA may already flying for some time in one of his even more powerful version.
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