This is also my biggest criticism regarding sophy but in the end I guess it comes down to what the actual purpose of sophy is. Is it meant to be an AI that replicates human behavior or is it meant to be an AI so advanced that it drives at 100% efficiency and races better than real race drivers without making mistakes or taking into account human error.I'm glad it's more realistic and more of a challenge, but for me it's fake in the other direction from the current AI. This AI in the 1 v 1 can brake, hit the apex, and come out behind you all while holding a .1s gap. No human has that reaction time. If you contest this, please provide proof of a human doing this without practice or knowledge of the person in front of them. Literally from the time braking starts to corner exit holding a .1s gap. It's not like racing a human at all because if a human was that close in the braking zone it would punt you off nearly 100% of the time. It can react to your inputs the millisecond you start to input them, so it can maintain completely unrealistic gaps while braking and cornering. It can also do this while throttling out of a corner because it also knows the moment you're on the throttle and how much, so it can always maintain a perfect gap for the tow and pass out of a corner, which is why most of these people "beating" sophy are doing two laps of hardcore blocking.
As an AI it is unbelievably good and I'm surely impressed with how well it races against human opponents and how clean it can drive But for me, what I would like to see from sophy is the feeling that you are racing a real human opponent.
Yes it is extremely fast and competitive but at the same time it will make a mistake or two, miss an apex or braking marker. If it goes for an overtake on you and fails it would be good to see it back off a bit, sitting in the 0.3-0.5 range behind you, settle down and then regathers it composure and access it next move against you.
What I would like to see is them incorporate a 'human reaction time' into the decisions and moves that sophy makes.
But ultimately it is 10000% than the AI we have now.