If today the emphasis is on artificial intelligence, why does China need a double J-20?

The Chinese Chengdu J-20 fighter is a single-seater, but Beijing for some reason needed a two-seater version of the fifth-generation stealth aircraft, writes the analytical publication The National Interest from the United States.

According to the American publication The Diplomat, the PLA Air Force has begun to develop a two-seat modification of the J-20. In this regard, it is proposed to find out whether such a development makes sense when computer Technology able to help one pilot, because today the emphasis is on artificial intelligence. Why would the Chinese even need such an aircraft, and is there a chance that this two-seater fighter will gain additional advantages in modern air combat?

Artificial intelligence technology has made great progress. Computers are able to process enormous amounts of information, which helps pilots make quick decisions when completing missions. They are much less likely to miss important procedural or analytical details. But even the most advanced algorithms are not perfect. And computers cannot replace the experience of pilots. In this they are not yet able to surpass man.

Therefore, the second group of eyes and human abilities can provide additional benefits. The point is that the human brain can quickly adapt to previously unknown emerging variables, analyzing strategic, conceptual and tactical dynamics in ways that go beyond the capabilities of current computers. Consequently, the presence of a second crew member (navigator) will significantly relieve the pilot.

Thus, two crew members will be able to do what one cannot do. Without a doubt, this will provide new opportunities and will make sense, given that the amount of information collected by sensors grows every year. However, the "human factor", i.e. making erroneous decisions in specific situations cannot be ruled out either, because it is the navigator who will analyze the readings of the instruments and recommend the pilot to make certain decisions.

In addition, computers can be influenced from outside. It is known that developments are underway aimed at disrupting the work of artificial intelligence, which cannot be detected by hardware. The impacts of a potential adversary can lead to problems in identifying objects, difficulties in management and other troubles. Computers have not yet reached "complete reliability," so a second person will come in handy.
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  1. Sergey Latyshev Offline Sergey Latyshev
    Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 17 October 2020 18: 14
    How is Lavrov doing? "And I"
    That is, the absence of an educational dhmestny Pushkov and his NI did not puzzle him, but how did everyone start in surprise?
    And the rest is water.
  2. GRF Offline GRF
    GRF 17 October 2020 18: 22
    place for robot Lee
  3. Jacques sekavar Offline Jacques sekavar
    Jacques sekavar (Jacques Sekavar) 17 October 2020 18: 38
    And computers cannot replace the experience of pilots. In this they are not yet able to surpass a person

    1. The cause of the overwhelming majority of accidents is the so-called. "human factor".
    2. One of the features of artificial intelligence is the ability to learn by itself.
    3. This implies the need to classify scientific achievements so that the other side does not use them.

    the human brain can quickly adapt to previously unknown emerging variables

    1. Not a fact. An example of Buran a century ago, when only science fiction writers spoke about artificial intelligence, and since then a lot of water has flowed under the bridge.
    2. Artificial intelligence is not a computer, even the most powerful one.

    two crew members will be able to do what one cannot do

    In terms of error probability and speed, a person is much inferior, therefore, the global trend towards “smart” automation and robotization, i.e. integration of artificial intelligence into all areas, including humans.

    computers can be influenced from outside

    And per person?
    1. Vladimir Tuzakov (Vladimir Tuzakov) 18 October 2020 13: 38
      When the population is over one and a half BILLION, there are no problems with the extra two lost pilots. We have Russians, a problem where the birth rate and population growth are negative ... Meanwhile, the Arab and other states of the "sheikhs", on the cunning advice of the mullahs to conquer the world by the number of Muslims, use (mainly in food) for the population aphrodisiacs and other stimulants, then in families are used to having ten children, and this is a fact ... It's not time to take advantage of this experience, circumstances do not tolerate and force ...