Can U.S. Pilots Trust Robot Wingmen in a Dogfight?

Theoretical computational scientist Kenneth Reagan had found that human chess players assisted by computers could outplay humans or computers playing on their own.  Reagan called the player-computer teams “centaurs”, suggesting a certain battle prowess, and the approach, itself, was dubbed “freestyle chess.” argues that freestyle chess is the strategy our military plans to use in the event of a global war. That said, the concept is being reviewed and tested by the military via the Air Combat Evolution (ACE) program.

Thanks to CDR David Place (USN/Ret), davidplace47[at]gmail[dot]com, and Robin E. Alexander, President ATC, alexander technical[at]gmail[dot]com, for their assistance with this report.

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