“In the past, we would produce 50 targets in Gaza in a year. Now, this machine created 100 targets in a single day, with 50% of them being attacked.” This statement by Former IDF chief of staff Aviv Kochavi highlights the role AI plays in the war Israel is fighting against Hamas in Gaza. A ‘target factory’ called Habsora (The Gospel) is responsible for selecting the targets for the relentless bombing campaign. Critics argue this use of technology increases the number of civilian casualties.
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Dutch startup Fectar has developed an app that teaches Ukrainian children to recognize mines. This first-ever interactive augmented reality (AR) hologram lesson was created for explosives education. The lesson stems from the question soldier Charles Valentine asked himself: “How can we help the Ukrainian people to demine their country if 30% of the ammunition fired has not exploded but is still there?”
Russian Center for Analysis of Strategies and Technologies (CAST) offers a reward for the capture of a THeMIS unmanned ground vehicle by Milrem Robotics. Ukraine is the first country to deploy these robots in combat.