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Remote weapon technology that killed Iranian scientist

Date: 09 December 2020 Tags: Miscellaneous


Iran has accused Israel of killing its top nuclear scientist Mohsen Fakhrizadeh using a new AI powered machine gun.



The killing of the top scientists follows a series of assassinations that Israel has carried out on Iranian scientists in order to stop their nuclear weaponisation program.



  • Iran says that its scientist was killed using a gun that was remotely controlled through a satellite, and which was fired only after the victim was identified using artificial intelligence (AI) and face recognition.

  • There were no assassins at the site where Fakhrizadeh was killed. Instead, the scientist was killed after 13 bullets were fired from a gun that was mounted on a vehicle. 

  • Iran's claims are again going to highlight the increasing use of advanced technologies like AI-driven algorithms, smart devices, and face recognition by countries in war or law enforcement.

  • Iran’s nuclear program is a bone of contention between US and Iran, although Iran insists that the program is only for peaceful purpose.


Artificial Intelligence

  • Artificial intelligence (AI) refers to the simulation of human intelligence in machines that are programmed to think like humans and mimic their actions.

  • The term may also be applied to any machine that exhibits traits associated with a human mind such as learning and problem-solving.