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The US Air Force has revolutionised Air Power by using an AI algorithm as a 'virtual backseater' in a U2 reconnaissance aircraft.

Summary

The US Air Force dramatically demonstrated the role of artificial intelligence (AI) by using an AI algorithm as a ‘virtual backseater’ in a U2 High Altitude Reconnaissance aircraft. This demonstration diverged from technically enhanced systems because the AI was tasked with finding enemy missile launchers. The AI was ‘solely responsible for sensor employment and tactical navigation’. The human pilot concentrated on other types of threats and flying the aircraft. This flight revolutionised the integration of human/AI to a new level. With some innovative thinking and advanced digital engineering, advanced AI could be added to existing systems. See article: RAAF should eye AI integration to beef-up capability. From your reading, consider the potential areas where the ADF could employ AIs.