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An artificial intelligence (AI) system on Thursday defeated a U.S. Air Force (USAF) F-16 pilot by scoring five straight victories in a simulated virtual dogfighting event hosted by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA)

"The U.S. military's AlphaDogfight Trials sought to demonstrate the 'feasibility of developing effective, intelligent autonomous agents capable of defeating adversary aircraft in a dogfight.'

Developed by defence contractor Heron Systems, the winning AI named Falcon defeated a human pilot with the callsign 'Banger' - a District of Columbia Air National Guard pilot and recent Air Force Weapons School F-16 Weapons Instructor Course graduate with over 2,000 hours of experiencing flying F-16s - by winning 5-0 in one-on-one virtual combat.."

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