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War: How Israeli soldiers use AI system, ‘Lavender’ to destroy Hamas

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Intelligence sources concerned within the Israel-Hamas battle have revealed how the Israeli army’s bombing marketing campaign in Gaza used a beforehand undisclosed AI-powered database that at one stage recognized 37,000 potential targets based mostly on their obvious hyperlinks to Hamas.

The sources disclosed that along with the AI system known as Lavender, the Israeli army officers permitted giant numbers of Palestinian civilians to be killed, significantly throughout the early weeks and months of the battle.

The Guardian UK, quoting the sources, mentioned that Israeli intelligence officers have been utilizing machine-learning methods to assist establish targets throughout the six-month battle.

“That is unparalleled, in my reminiscence,” mentioned one intelligence officer who used Lavender, including that that they had extra religion in a “statistical mechanism” than a grieving soldier.

“Everybody there, together with me, misplaced individuals on October 7. The machine did it coldly. And that made it simpler.”

One other Lavender person added, “I’d make investments 20 seconds for every goal at this stage, and do dozens of them each day. I had zero added-value as a human, aside from being a stamp of approval. It saved loads of time.”

The newspaper studies that the testimony from the six intelligence officers, all who’ve been concerned in the usage of Lavender, was given to the journalist, Yuval Abraham for a report printed by the Israeli-Palestinian publication +972 Journal and the Hebrew-language outlet Native Name.

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