Air Force uses AI on military flight for first time

The Hill: Artificial intelligence controlled sensor and navigation systems aboard a U-2 Dragon Lady reconnaissance aircraft on Tuesday in what the Air Force is hailing as the first military flight with an AI co-pilot.

“Putting AI safely in command of a U.S. military system for the first time ushers in a new age of human-machine teaming and algorithmic competition,” Will Roper, assistant secretary of the Air Force for acquisition, technology and logistics, said in a statement Wednesday. “Failing to realize AI’s full potential will mean ceding decision advantage to our adversaries.”

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