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Microsoft has created and released a simulator for drone pilots to help them avoid destroying their toys while running machine learning experiments. Not unreasonably, Redmond has figured out that UAV-fanciers would like a way to generate training data for machine learning algorithms governing autonomous flight in a simulator, …

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So is there a way to tell if the drones crashed or the OS?

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Mushroom

Its a phising exercise. Any decent drone controlling software that you test on their systems will flag you up at Microsoft so they can nick the code whilst selling it to the Future Weapons dept at the US Mil.

Be careful of strangers bearing gifts, especially if you are into AI!

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Is PANTS part of the suite of algorithms?

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Ah, Nostalga...

So, does that mean that Microsoft have released yet another version of Flight Sim?

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LDS
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Re: Ah, Nostalga...

Unluckily, I'm afraid the physical model is much simpler.

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Re: Ah, Nostalga...

And if you network them, can you drone-buzz someone else's virtual airliner as it lines up for landing?

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Re: Ah, Nostalga...

Just, I would happily smash your drone, so I can call for an emergency landing and get precedence because dinner is ready....

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Black Helicopters

Other vehicles to be supported soon. So, flying saucers/triangles then? Or aren't they man made?

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Bah!

If I get beaned by some fucker's virtual drone, I'm still gonna sue the bastard into the nearest dumpster.

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Anonymous Coward

So my Surface can't run it then

> Intel Core i7 or equivalent PC with 32GB of RAM and a SSD and GPU with at least 4GB of RAM

Now those are some beefy system requirements...

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Re: So my Surface can't run it then

Darn, bar the RAM, my laptop is there !

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Office toy?

Friday is on its way, post-pub entertainment?

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