Pentagon plans 2024 F-16 dogfight between human pilot, AI

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Man oh man this sounds like a great stay-home-spectator-event. Better than a super bowl. But we'll have to wait until 2024.

The Pentagon is planning a 2024 showdown between an F-16 piloted by a human and one controlled by artificial intelligence, a man versus machine matchup that military officials believe could represent a key turning point in technological development.

Defense Secretary Mark Esper announced the 2024 contest during a speech on AI development Wednesday at the Pentagon. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, or DARPA, already has held numerous combat simulations between human pilots and machines.

In the most recent round, officials said the AI-controlled system easily defeated the human.

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Finally the dawn of Skynet.
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