Thales Acquires Psibernetix Designers of Sophisticated ‘Credible’ AI Air Combat Training System


French-based aerospace and defense engineering firm Thales has acquired Cincinnati, US-based Psibernetix, creator of the human-crushing aerial combat AI system, ALPHA for an undisclosed sum.

Psibernetix’s ALPHA controls fighter planes in simulated aerial combat training missions. It is powered by an in-house designed, machine-learning algorithmic process called Genetic Fuzzy Tree (GFT).

Dr Nick Ernest, of the University of Cincinnati’s College of Engineering and Applied Science department, founded Psibernetix in 2016: the company was part sponsored by the university and the US Air Force Research Laboratory.

The capabilities of the ALPHA system have been praised by US Colonel Gene Lee; a United States

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