A Lockheed Martin U-2 used by the USAF (Image: Lockheed Martin)

US Air Force Tests AI on U-2 Spy Plane

Artificial intelligence is making gains in various fields and just this past week it hit another milestone, this one in aviation. The United States Air Force flew the first test flight where artificial intelligence assisted the pilot of a Lockheed U-2 spy plane. The test was conducted at Beale Air Force Base in California by the 9th Reconnaissance Wing. It was a significant step forward for national defense and served as a proving flight of artificial intelligence’s capabilities. The AI…