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Old 05-04-2024, 09:39 AM
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The Secretary of the Air Force rode in the front seat of an AI controlled F-16. This AI is learning fast, and has beaten some human F-16 pilots in simulated air to air combat.
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Old 05-04-2024, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by AirBear View Post
https://apnews.com/article/artificia...ternoon%20Wire

The Secretary of the Air Force rode in the front seat of an AI controlled F-16. This AI is learning fast, and has beaten some human F-16 pilots in simulated air to air combat.
Glad it's us making these strides, but yep, Skynet boys, it's here.
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Originally Posted by AirBear View Post
The Secretary of the Air Force rode in the front seat of an AI controlled F-16. This AI is learning fast, and has beaten some human F-16 pilots in simulated air to air combat.
Does he have a daughter named Sarah?
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G-loc, vomit, both?
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Originally Posted by JohnBurke View Post
Does he have a daughter named Sarah?
Not according to his confirmation opening statement


I’m joined today by my spouse, Beth Halpern and my niece, Sophie Kendall. I want to specifically thank
Beth for her love and support. When I returned to government in 2010, Beth and I had been married for
six years and she had no idea what she was getting into. This time is different, and I am especially
grateful for her support in what we both know will be a challenging role should I be confirmed. I’d also
like to acknowledge my six-year-old son James, who is quite excited about his Dad potentially having
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about his Dad’s possible new job was “There’s really a Space Force?” There certainly is a Space Force,
and it is a critical contributor to our national security. If confirmed, I’ll be honored to have a role in
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me throughout my career. I’m very proud of them and of their wives Amy and Jennifer and of my five
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I'm starting to wonder if this military research is going to speed up single pilot ops. They're confident enough in it to put a high ranking offical solo in a F-16. And there's been a Caravan that's done a test flight with no pilot, just someone on the ground remote controling it.
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Not according to his confirmation opening statement

She may have to return from the future to be born, then. These things happen.
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An ejection seat is always a nice feature in any autonomous vehicle.
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Originally Posted by AirBear View Post
I'm starting to wonder if this military research is going to speed up single pilot ops. They're confident enough in it to put a high ranking offical solo in a F-16. And there's been a Caravan that's done a test flight with no pilot, just someone on the ground remote controling it.
secaf was in the back seat… test pilot in front seat… AI doing the primary flying.
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Originally Posted by ugleeual View Post
secaf was in the back seat… test pilot in front seat… AI doing the primary flying.
That's what I thought. But the article clearly said he was in front. And the photos clearly showed him in front. In fact, the inflight video showed him in front also. I suspect a test pilot was in the trunk, but still surprised to see an unqualified person up front...
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