UKRAINE, Feb 22 — Some Ukrainian units are testing pilot projects of artificial intelligence drones at the front, including drones from the United Kingdom.

This was stated by the Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine, Colonel Vadym Sukharevskyi, Suspilne reported.

According to him, using such drones directly in combat is a very complicated process. There are difficulties in the process.

“For example, how do we distinguish an AI image from a real one? By the number of “fingers” [the AI tools cannot draw hands and often generate more fingers than people have — ed.]. This number of “fingers” in the picture is exactly the point which [we will need to overcome] on the battlefield,” Sukharevskyi said. (edited) 

Currently, Ukrainian units are testing and practicing technologies for the effective combat use of artificial intelligence drones on the frontline.

Earlier, Bloomberg reported that the United Kingdom plans to supply Ukraine with drones equipped with artificial intelligence technologies.

Vadym Sukharevskyi

Colonel Vadym Sukharevskyi has been Deputy Commander-in-Chief of the Armed Forces of Ukraine since 10 February 2024. He is responsible for unmanned systems and the development of drones.

Vadym Sukharevskyi is from the Zakarpattia region. Since 2011, he has served in the 80th Separate Airmobile Brigade. Since the beginning of the Russian aggression in 2014, he has been defending Ukraine. On April 13, 2014, near Sloviansk, he opened fire on the occupiers. In 2016, he headed the 503rd Marine Battalion. At the beginning of the full-scale war in 2022, he was the Chief of Staff of the 35th Marine Brigade. Since March 2022, he has been the commander of the 59th Mechanised Brigade. In June 2022, he received the title of Hero of Ukraine.

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