Aus technischen Gründen gibt’s den Juli-Sammler für die unbemannten Systeme schon am letzten Junitag; vor allem aber, um das als Merkposten aufzuheben:
Researchers have developed an artificial intelligence that can defeat human pilots in combat. This new AI, known as ALPHA, is designed for military drones or ‘unmanned aerial vehicles’ (UAVs).
ALPHA was tested in simulations and the results have been published in the Journal of Defense Management. The first versions beat AI systems previously used by the US Air Force Research Lab. Advanced versions were then assessed in a flight simulator by retired Air Force Colonel Gene Lee, an expert in combat tactics.
Der zu Grunde liegende Artikel im Journal of Defense Management:
Great strides have been made in remote-operated Unmanned Combat Aerial Vehicles (UCAVS), mostly in terms of ground strike capabilities. However when only millisecond timeframes are allowed for critical decisions to be made, any delay in communications and control severely weakens the combat capability of the system. While some proponents of autonomy focus on the ability to design aircraft that can perform maneuvers no human pilot would maintain consciousness through, or the simple fact those pilots’ lives would no longer be at risk, these are not the only benefits these systems can provide. With an average human visual reaction time of 0.15 to 0.30 seconds, and an even longer time to compute optimal plans and coordinate them with squad mates; this offers a huge window of improvement that an Intelligent Agent (IA) can capitalize upon.
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