In an open letter from the National Security Commission on Artificial Intelligence (NSCAI), the commission’s Chairman, Dr. Eric Schmidt, and Vice Chairman, the Hon. Robert O. Work, have set out the threats posed by artificial intelligence (AI) in the hands of potential enemies, and offer a stark warning that the U.S. “is not prepared to defend or compete in the AI era.”
Sukhoi, will unveil its new single-engine stealth fighter jet, the SU-75 dubbed “Checkmate,” today at the MAKS air show.
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— Future Weapons (@FutureMilitary) July 20, 2021
The NSCAI Final Report comes as both Russia’s Su-75 “Checkmate” and China’s J-35 AI capable jets make headlines. Both Russia and China are working heavily on AI development. During the presentation on the Russian Su-75 at MAKS 2021, the audience was told the jet will use AI and may be available in an unmanned version.
China’s Navy has taken another step toward eliminating the last advantages that the US Navy enjoys, in the form of the new, stealthy carrier fighter aircraft known as the J-35.https://t.co/ttWIErclwJ
— Future Weapons (@FutureMilitary) July 23, 2021
China recently announced that they have been pitting their pilots against AI-piloted aircraft to both boost the human pilots’ combat skills and to fine tune its AI. The Business Insider writes about how a skilled and recognized pilot for the People Liberation Army (PLA) was able to defeat AI early in training, but was recently shot down as the AI learned more from the human pilot. The article continues (abridged):
Chinese fighter pilots have been battling aircraft piloted by artificial intelligence in simulated dogfights to boost pilot combat skills, Chinese media reported this week.
Fang Guoyu, a People’s Liberation Army Air Force brigade flight-team leader and pilot recognized for his skills, was recently “shot down” by an AI adversary in an air-to-air combat simulation, according to People’s Liberation Army Daily, the official newspaper of the Chinese military.
He said that early in the training it was easy to defeat the AI adversary. But with each round of combat, the AI reportedly learned from its human opponent. After one fight that Fang won with a bit of skillful flying, the AI came back and used the same tactics against him, defeating him.
“It’s like a digital ‘Golden Helmet’ pilot that excels at learning, assimilating, reviewing, and researching,” Fang said, referring to the elite pilots who emerge victorious in China’s Golden Helmet air-combat contests. “The move with which you defeated it today will be in its hands tomorrow.”
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