Digital Transformation Ministry, Ukroboronprom agree to jointly develop field of artificial intelligence in Ukraine

Source : 112 Ukraine

A corresponding memorandum was signed, which provides for cooperation in many areas
16:16, 27 August 2021

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The Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine and Ukroboronprom have signed a Memorandum of Intent to consolidate efforts for the development of the digital economy, digital innovations, in particular the field of artificial intelligence technologies. This was reported by the press service of the Ministry of Digital Transformation of Ukraine.

The document provides for cooperation in two main areas:

  • development of artificial intelligence in the fields of national security and defense,
  • creation of research projects in the field of artificial intelligence in the field of national security (R&D accelerators, training programs, etc.).

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Without going into details, the General Director of Ukroboronprom stated that the introduction of artificial intelligence technologies in the defense sector is an important component of the reform of the entire defense industry and Ukroboronprom in particular.

"Defense agencies in leading countries are also exploring the possibility of using AI algorithms in the defense sector, based on the very successful results obtained in the civilian field by companies such as Google, Apple or Facebook. It’s not just a trend, it’s a challenge of time and a necessity. Today, these technologies are of interest to defenders both in terms of protecting their own cyberspace and in terms of innovative developments and the creation of weapons and equipment of a new state-of-the-art model. These are, in particular, unmanned systems, the true potential of which covers all combat environments – land, sea, air and space. This will give us the opportunity to win the wars of the future," the message reads.

Meanwhile, the artificial intelligence system will consider cases of formally defined administrative offenses in one of in Ukraine's courts of the first instance. The launch of the pilot project is initiated by the High Council of Justice.

Related: Ukrainian govt approves concept for development of artificial intelligence until 2030


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