Tweet to Teach Artificial Intelligence to Reason

Russia has unveiled a drone that uses artificial intelligence for preventing forest fires. Meanwhile in Israel, according to Bloomberg, artificial intelligence systems are being used for planning “deadly military attacks.”

In order to teach artificial intelligence to think like “real people,” Elon Musk’s new project will analyze the messages posted by users in Twitter social network that belongs to the billionaire and owner of Tesla. This will create a “curious, truth-seeking” artificial intelligence, and the mission of the entire Musk’s project called xAI will be to “understand the true nature of the universe.”

Meanwhile, Russia introduced its first UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) that will use the basic principles of artificial intelligence during operations. The civilian aircraft, on display in the Siberian city of Irkutsk, will be used to monitor vast forest areas and signal about fires in the taiga – this is a very acute problem for Siberia and all of Russia. In recent years, the number of forest fires has increased sevenfold. In 2022, more than 11 thousand fires were registered, which devastated 3.5 million hectares of forest. In the period 2017-2022, the fire consumed 538 million cubic meters of precious wood.

The new drone that can fly over vast areas completely autonomously thanks to artificial intelligence will easily be able to distinguish between “a campfire lit by tourists and a real fire” and decide whether or not to send a signal to the base. To increase the autonomy of drones in Russia, they tested a quadcopter drone with a hydrogen engine.

According to the Bloomberg agency, the Israeli military uses artificial intelligence to plan military operations and identify targets for airstrikes.

“Currently, an artificial intelligence system capable of analyzing huge amounts of data is being used to provide advice to the military,” writes Bloomberg.

According to the agency, subsequent air strikes are planned based on “recommendations” from an artificial intelligence system called Fire Factory, which helps the Israel Defense Forces calculate ammunition consumption, prioritize identified targets, and plan raids.