Another critical milestone was reached in the development of artificial intelligence. At least in a simulation, an AI pilot has beaten an expert fighter pilot in aerial combat. First, they learned tic-tac-toe, then computers won at chess, recently they won at Go, now they can win a war games – and do so in ways that can soon find application in real wars, if we let them. The computers required weren’t fancy, so any fighting force has the potential to unleash computerized combatants. Such technologies may be scorned by many forces, but desperate forces may feel they have no other choice. No data, just a data point, but an important one.
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