IDF USED AUTONOMOUS AI DRONES IN GAZA: THIS RABBI CLAIMS IT’S A SIGN OF GOG-MAGOG
BY ADAM ELIYAHU BERKOWITZ | JUL 7, 2021 | BIBLICAL NEWS
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REPORT: IDF USED AI DRONE SWARMS IN GAZA
A report in New Scientist one week ago claimed that in the conflict between Israel and Gaza in May, the IDF used swarms of drones guided by artificial intelligence to eliminate Hamas terrorists. One rabbi claims that according to Kabalah, this is precisely the technology to be used in the war of Gog and Magog.
NEW METHODS OF OPERATION
“For the first time, artificial intelligence was a key component and power multiplier in fighting the enemy,” an IDF Intelligence Corps senior officer told J-Post. “This is a first-of-its-kind campaign for the IDF. We implemented new methods of operation and used technological developments that were a force multiplier for the entire IDF.”
According to the commander, the swarm unit has already carried out more than 30 successful operations and the IDF is planning to make more drone swarms available to support forces.
Using AI, the IDF killed more than 150 PIJ and Hamas operatives in 11 days of combat, many of them considered senior commanders or irreplaceable in their roles.
Autonomous weapons systems can be programmed to attack targets without requiring data connectivity between the operator and the munition. Until now, drones were directed by a single operator who flew the aircraft from a remote base and who also activated any weapons systems carried by the drone. Several countries including the UK, Russia, the United States, and China have been working on drone swarms.
The swarms operate as a single, complex entity that is not controlled by human operators at all. The AI swarm continues its mission even if some of the drones are lost.
“As far as we know, this is the first use of this type of tool,” said an IDF spokesperson of the drone swarm. “The operation of the swarm is by a single operator who controls all the drones. There is a commander next to him for making significant decisions and other soldiers for the logistical operation of the swarm.”
The AI uses data collected from satellites, other reconnaissance drones, and aerial vehicles, as well as intel collected by ground units. Combining this with data collected using signal intelligence (SIGINT), visual intelligence (VISINT), human intelligence (HUMINT), geographical intelligence (GEOINT), a huge amount of information is processed by the computers in carrying out the mission.
Responsibility for the AI mission falls on Unit 8200 of the IDF is responsible for high-tech warfare which, until recently, was limited to r collecting signal intelligence (SIGINT) and code decryption. It is subordinate to Aman, the military intelligence directorate. The unit typically relies on young recruits.
AI has become an essential part of protecting Israel from its enemies, sorting through huge amounts of information to pinpoint suspected Hamas locations, strike strategic targets, and remove missile launch sites. The Iron Dome anti-missile system used AI to intercept over 90% of the 4,600 rockets fired at Israel during the conflict.