Remote weapon technology that killed Iranian scientistDate: 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 (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.