DARPA held a second test in January this year and tested the participants’ significantly improved algorithms against AI opponents developed by Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory. Both trials were held live at APL.
The third test will also be streamed online from APL, with eight teams flying against the lab’s rival AI algorithms on day one and then going head-to-head in a circular tournament on day two. . It was the first time that participants would wits their AIs against each other in public. On the final day, the top four AI will compete in the knockout stages for the championship title. The last team standing after that will have a chance to fly with an Air Force fighter pilot flying a virtual plane.
Colonel Dan “Animal” Javorsek, program director at DARPA’s Office of Strategic Technologies, said in a statement:
“Regardless of whether humans or machines win the final air battle, AlphaDogfight Trials is meant to increase confidence in AI. If the championship AI wins the respect of the F-16 pilot, we will go one step further to achieve effective human-machine coordination in aerial combat, which is the goal of the ACE program. ”
Teams from Aurora Flight Sciences, EpiSys Science, Georgia Tech Research Institute, Heron Systems, Lockheed Martin, Perspecta Labs, PhysicsAI and SoarTech form eight test participants. 3. Interested viewers will have to register in advance to be able to follow: US citizens have until August 17 to register, while others have until August 11.