Training Mission

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An experimental AI system is helping train the next generation of fighter pilots.

What’s new: The U.S. Air Force is using deep learning to evaluate the progress of around 50 pilots in one of its training squadrons, Popular Science reported.

Why it matters: Training pilots is costly, time-consuming, and risky to both personnel and aircraft, which can cost tens of millions of dollars each. It’s also ongoing, as each type of aircraft requires unique instruction. AI can make training more effective, efficient, and safe. It can also allow instructors to focus on trainees who need the most attention.

We’re thinking: The sky’s the limit for machine learning in training applications.

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