How we train fighter pilots—both real and artificial—is undergoing a series of rapid changes. In order for these systems to be useful we need to trust them, but figuring out just how, when and why remains a massive challenge. In this second of a two-part series, we look at how AI is being used to teach human pilots to perform some of the most dangerous and difficult maneuvers in aerial combat, and we experience synthetic dogfighting first hand. We Meet:
Tom "T-Mac" Mackie, Director of Red6
Chris Cotting, Director Research, US Air Force Test Pilot School
Bill Gray, Chief Test Pilot, US Air Force Test Pilot School
Daniel Robinson, Founder & CEO Red6 Credits:
This episode was reported and produced by Jennifer Strong, Anthony Green and Emma Cillekens. It was edited by Mat Honan, and mixed by Garret Lang, with original music by Garret Lang and Jacob Gorski. Art by Stephanie Arnett.