Former Google boss Eric Schmidt wants to support the Ukrainian war effort with a low-cost suicide drone project powered by AI.
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Suicide drones costing $400 and doped withIAIA to help Ukraine create its army of one million drones and make it less dependent on Chinese manufacturers like DJI, this is the objective of the young American company White Stork (“ white storkwhite stork “, in French). And behind it, an American high-tech star is in charge. This is the former boss of GoogleGoogleEric Schmidt.
Discreet, he created a whole set of startups to cover his tracks and keep this suicide drone project secret. The mystery surrounding these drones and Schmidt’s involvement did not last long and was eventually identified within the drone community. It must be said that the former CEO of Google has already spoken publicly on the subject of these drones, their cost/effectiveness ratio and their relevance for the Ukrainian conflict.
A $400 drone “made in the USA”
This low-cost drone project designed for production of massemasse fast would not necessarily be devoid of technology. White Stork relies on the integration of artificial intelligence for the identification and visual precision of a target. AI would make it possible to continue the mission using only the camera and sensorssensors of the machine even in the event of loss of the GPS signal due to jamming by enemy electronic warfare systems.
As Futura explained in a previous article, drones have changed the way war is conducted and the integration of AI into weapons systems, as in the case of the Caesar cannon, for example, could well strengthen Ukraine’s capabilities to reduce the gap and resist the mass of Russian equipment. For Eric Schmidt, the project is also a way for the Americans to overshadow the Chinese manufacturers whose aircraftaircraft are used extensively by Ukrainian forces.
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