Friday, July 12, 2019
From Russian Internet media Sputnik SkyNet and the terminator closer than we think?
"US Air Force to Begin First Tests on New AI Algorithms For Skyborg Program"
"The US Air Force Research Laboratory’s (AFRL) Skyborg program is getting its first flight test this summer, with officials focusing their attention on autonomy algorithms and artificial intelligence."
"The tests, set to take place at Edwards Air Force Base in Kern County, California, are expected to be conducted on a 'small, but representative high-speed surrogate aircraft,'”
Those "small but representative" surrogates to include:
* Kratos XQ-58A.
* Composite Engineering BQM-167.
* Boeing QF-16.
Combat UAV [UCAV] as envisioned to function in aerial warfare as a "wingman" for a manned combat warplane. UCAV not operating totally independently but having a limited autonomous capability nonetheless.