[LINK] AI beats experts in aerial combat

Bernard Robertson-Dunn brd at iimetro.com.au
Thu Jun 30 15:15:27 AEST 2016

On 30/06/2016 2:11 PM, Jim Birch wrote:
> http://magazine.uc.edu/editors_picks/recent_features/alpha.html
> "In fact, it was only after early iterations of ALPHA bested other computer
> program opponents that Lee then took to manual controls against a more
> mature version of ALPHA last October. Not only was Lee not able to score a
> kill against ALPHA after repeated attempts, he was shot out of the air
> every time during protracted engagements in the simulator.
> Since that first human vs. ALPHA encounter in the simulator, this AI has
> repeatedly bested other experts as well, and is even able to win out
> against these human experts when its (the ALPHA-controlled) aircraft are
> deliberately handicapped in terms of speed, turning, missile capability and
> sensors."

IMHO, genetic-fuzzy systems are not AI, they are better described as
adaptive control systems.

To be described as AI, they system would need to be able to do far more
than fly a combat aircraft. Say, something like, oh, I don't know - make
a ham sandwich.



Bernard Robertson-Dunn
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