Ukraine is using AI to manage the removal of Russian landmines

Ukraine is using AI to manage the removal of Russian landmines

Ukrainian engineers are working to remove Russian mines

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The Russian invasion of Ukraine has seen so many landmines deployed across the country that clearing them would take 700 years, say researchers. To make the task more manageable, Ukrainian scientists are turning to artificial intelligence to identify which regions are a priority for de-mining, though they expect some may simply have to be left as a permanent “scar” on the country.

Russia’s minelaying and Ukrainian efforts to remove the explosives began with the initial invasion of Crimea in 2014, which saw a few hundred square kilometres of land contaminated. Now, two years after Russia’s wide-scale…

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