The U.S. Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced the final race of the AlphaDogfight Trail program, which is understood to be taking place entirely online,media reported. Anyone can sign up for and participate in the live stream to give them the chance to see the latest and greatest artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms competing on fighter jets and with human fighter pilots using simulators.
Dogbattle refers to two fighter jets fighting each other, in which case the aircraft is a simulator, and the fight takes place in a virtual world. DARPA’s Dogfight competition consists of three events, the first two of which have already begun. DARPA says the competition will be completely virtual because of the new crown’s pandemic.
The third and final Alpha Dogbattle competition will take place from August 18 to August 20. Multiple AI systems will compete with each other to showcase the latest technology. A U.S. Air Force fighter pilot will also use the F-16 simulator to engage in virtual air combat with AI in vr environments.
The event will be broadcast live at Johns Hopkins University’s Applied Physics Laboratory in Maryland, according to DARPA. The ZoomGov webinar platform will offer people multiple “channels” in a multi-view online format, from reviews to conversations with guests and experts, as well as close air combat simulations.
This is clearly in stark contrast to the first two trials in late 2019 and early 2020, both of which were conducted in person. In the latest experiment, eight teams of experts will use their own AI algorithms against five enemy algorithms developed by the Applied Physics Laboratory. The second day of the competition will include a round-robin race, followed by a knockout on the third day. The winning AI will compete with human fighter pilots.