U.S. military and contractors are exploiting Ukraine conflict to test AI-powered military technology
04/26/2024 // Kevin Hughes // Views

The military-industrial complex of the United States is allegedly using Russia's special military operation in Ukraine to test new artificial intelligence (AI)-powered military technology that assists in detecting targets on the battlefield utilizing drone footage.

The technology, referred to as Project Maven, had its research acquired from the government by Google under a contract six years ago before being acquired recently by other contractors following opposition from engineers and other employees who did not want to be associated with creating an AI tool for military use.

Today, the technology is being tested on the front line in Ukraine, the New York Times reported, as Western and Ukrainian officers, together with some top military contractors from Silicon Valley, are "exploring new ways of finding and exploiting Russian vulnerabilities."

Thus far, the findings from the testing have reportedly been "mixed." While Project Maven permits commanders to identify the movements of Russian forces and utilize AI algorithms to predict their next steps, it has seemingly been "difficult" to bring "21st-century data into 19th-century trenches."

One of the biggest obstacles, the New York Times said, is that due to restrictions enforced by President Joe Biden, the U.S. military can only supply Ukrainians a "picture of the battlefield" without providing exact targeting details.

It is also unclear if the latest technology would even be able to alter the course of the war due to Russia's ability to adapt to emerging technologies being employed by Ukraine.

We are building the infrastructure of human freedom and empowering people to be informed, healthy and aware. Explore our decentralized, peer-to-peer, uncensorable Brighteon.io free speech platform here. Learn about our free, downloadable generative AI tools at Brighteon.AI. Every purchase at HealthRangerStore.com helps fund our efforts to build and share more tools for empowering humanity with knowledge and abundance.

"When new technology meets the brutality of old-fashioned trench warfare, the results are rarely what Pentagon planners expected," the New York Times said.

U.S. military using Ukraine conflict as testing ground for rapidly evolving technologies

Despite the mixed results from testing Project Maven, the conflict in Ukraine is still considered "a bonanza for the U.S. military" and a testing ground for rapidly evolving military technologies.

"At the end of the day this became our laboratory," said U.S. Army Lt. Gen. Christopher T. Donahue.

Meanwhile, Ukraine has been using a version of Project Maven that does not need the input of sensitive American intelligence or advanced systems.

Ukrainian attack drones armed with AI-powered targeting capabilities have been utilized to target the Russian energy industry and destroy an important part of Russia's refining capability. (Related: Ukraine claims to be developing "unstoppable" AI-controlled drones that can attack targets on the battlefield.)

The use of AI has allowed the drones to have accurate targeting and resist jamming, improving the precision of strikes on enemy targets.

This primary form of AI, called machine vision, allows drones to map terrain and carry out strikes with high precision without requiring steady satellite contact, giving strategic advantages to Ukrainian troops.

Washington has benefited from Ukraine's use of this technology by showing the Pentagon the weaknesses and areas for improvement with military-focused AI technology.

The use of AI in combat situations has emphasized the need for a redesigned military satellite system that can work more successfully, comparable with the Starlink constellations of small satellites.

This change in understanding highlights the importance of adjusting and developing military technology to address the requirements of modern warfare.

The application of AI in military operations represents a major advancement in the field of warfare, giving new possibilities for improving precision strikes and critical decision-making.

Follow WeaponsTechnology.news for more stories about AI technology used by military forces.

Watch the video below that shows Ukrainian "terminator drones" targeting and striking a group of Russian infantry.

This video is from the High Hopes channel on Brighteon.com.

More related stories:

Push to expedite AI use in lethal autonomous weapons raises questions about reliability of new military tech.

Israel deploying next-generation weapons in Gaza, including AI-powered weapons systems.

AI quickly resorts to launching NUCLEAR WEAPONS as a method of resolving conflicts in war simulation,

Israel using AI to commit mass genocide in Gaza with little, if any, human oversight.

U.S. Air Force launches first ever AI-piloted fighter flight as American military pivots to human-less warfare.

Sources include:





Take Action:
Support Natural News by linking to this article from your website.
Permalink to this article:
Embed article link:
Reprinting this article:
Non-commercial use is permitted with credit to NaturalNews.com (including a clickable link).
Please contact us for more information.
Free Email Alerts
Get independent news alerts on natural cures, food lab tests, cannabis medicine, science, robotics, drones, privacy and more.
App Store
Android App
eTrust Pro Certified

This site is part of the Natural News Network © 2022 All Rights Reserved. Privacy | Terms All content posted on this site is commentary or opinion and is protected under Free Speech. Truth Publishing International, LTD. is not responsible for content written by contributing authors. The information on this site is provided for educational and entertainment purposes only. It is not intended as a substitute for professional advice of any kind. Truth Publishing assumes no responsibility for the use or misuse of this material. Your use of this website indicates your agreement to these terms and those published here. All trademarks, registered trademarks and servicemarks mentioned on this site are the property of their respective owners.

This site uses cookies
Natural News uses cookies to improve your experience on our site. By using this site, you agree to our privacy policy.
Learn More
Get 100% real, uncensored news delivered straight to your inbox
You can unsubscribe at any time. Your email privacy is completely protected.