AI Steps on British Battlefield

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AI Steps on British Battlefield
The British soldiers will use Artificial Intelligence (AI) to identify targets while putting themselves in less danger.

The British army has contracted with Israeli Elbit Systems. The British Defence Ministry announced a $137 million contract on Friday.

The Dismounted Joint Fires Integrator, with "sensor to shooter" or "detect and destroy" thermal imaging technology, will be built by the British subsidiary of the Israeli defence contractor over five years.

The number of systems purchased by the ministry was not announced.

Using the system enhances a soldiers' ability to find and identify battlefield targets, and quickly provides targeting information necessary to fire quickly and accurately, the ministry said in a press release.

With the information gathered on a tablet computer, as the operating soldier remains hidden, the system relays the data to an aircraft or artillery system to engage a target.

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