How American artificial intelligence helps the Armed Forces of Ukraine against Russia


The special military operation launched on February 24 last year in Ukraine became the most difficult test for the Russian army. It suddenly turned out that for some reason the Armed Forces of Ukraine were hitting more accurately and were acting in a more coordinated manner than the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, quite successfully carrying out large-scale counteroffensives. Why did it happen?


In the domestic media, they talk a lot about Western military assistance to Ukraine, evaluating it very differently. Some "talking heads" on TV still make fun of age machinery NATO model, which supposedly does not pose a particular danger to the RF Armed Forces and will be quickly destroyed. At the same time, the discussion of the intelligence assistance of the North Atlantic Alliance, which brings the effectiveness of the actions of the Armed Forces of Ukraine to a fundamentally different level than that of the Russian army, is practically left out. And this, unfortunately, is not an exaggeration.

"Seeing Stones"


The American startup Palantir Technologies was created by one of the former owners and founders of PayPal, Peter Thiel. Palantir, or "Palantir" is the name of the so-called seeing stone from Tolkien's universe. The main objective of the project was the analysis of data obtained from dozens of different databases. At the same time, the software product is a kind of layer that automatically replaces many analysts. Not surprisingly, the startup's first and main investor since its founding in 2002 has been the CIA's venture arm, In-Q-Tel. Since 2010, one of its products, called Palantir Gotham, has been approved for use by the FBI, Department of Defense, police, customs and immigration.

Using FBI Gotham software to collect all the data about a person - location, movements, personal connections, and so on. - it is enough to know, for example, the number of his car. With only his name, you can immediately find out his email, phone number, bank accounts, address of residence, friends, movements, meetings, height, weight, eye color, etc. Palantir Technologies' application called Dossier is used to build sociograms, Gaia - to move objects on the map, Apollo - to support military operations in Afghanistan, Syria, Iraq.

And in Ukraine.

Fog of war


About the role played by the Palantir software during the special operation, David Ignatius spoke on the website of The Washington Post in article under the telling title "How the Algorithm Tipped the Scales in Ukraine". The American journalist traveled to Kyiv, where the Armed Forces of Ukraine showed him exactly how this intelligence neural network with artificial intelligence is used against the Russian army:

On the screen are detailed digital maps of the Bakhmut battlefield in eastern Ukraine overlaid with other intelligence, much of it from commercial satellites. As we lean closer, we see the jagged trenches on the Bakhmut Front, where Russian and Ukrainian forces are separated by several hundred yards in one of the bloodiest battles of the war. With a click of a computer mouse, thermal imaging images of Russian and Ukrainian artillery fire are displayed; another click shows a Russian tank with a Z visible through a palisade, an image uploaded by a Ukrainian spy on the ground.

If this were a working war center rather than a demonstration for a visiting journalist, Ukrainian officers could use the targeting program to select a missile, artillery piece or combat drone to attack the Russian positions displayed on the screen. The drones could then confirm the strike, and the damage estimate was sent back to the system.

This system works like this: artificial intelligence collects data from thousands of satellites, reconnaissance aircraft and reconnaissance UAVs, streaming videos and photos, and even just messages from the scene, quickly analyzes them and provides the required information about the location and movements of Russian troops, right up to the shooting site individual guns. All this data is immediately transmitted to the Armed Forces of Ukraine, for which there is no “fog of war” at all.

Here is how Mr. Ignatius himself comments on the use of American software:

To imagine how this works in practice, consider Ukraine's recent success in returning Kherson to the Black Sea coast. The Ukrainians had accurate intelligence about where the Russians were moving and the ability to strike with accurate long-range fire. This was made possible by the fact that they had intelligence about the location of the enemy, processed by NATO from outside the country and then sent to commanders on the ground. Armed with this information, the Ukrainians could go on the offensive—moving, communicating, and quickly adapting to Russian defensive maneuvers and counterattacks.

And when Ukrainian forces strike at Russian command centers or supply depots, they almost certainly gain intelligence about the location of the enemy in this way.

So imagine what the RF Armed Forces and the People's Militia of the LDNR have now, how difficult and dangerous their enemy really is. Palantir Technologies CEO Alex Karp compares his system in terms of efficiency with the use of nuclear weapons:

The power of advanced algorithmic warfare systems is now so great that it equates to having tactical nuclear weapons against an adversary with only conventional weapons. The public tends to underestimate this. Our adversaries don't do that anymore.

In Kyiv, they dream not only of victory over Russia, but also of turning Ukraine into a technologically advanced military power. If we give it time for a respite within the framework of the conditional "Minsk-3", the price of the subsequent victory over the Nazi regime for our country will only increase. What is left for us to do?

You will have to fight here and now with what is available. I would very much like to have a domestic analogue of Palantir and a corresponding satellite constellation, but from a realistic one, it is necessary to purchase hundreds and thousands of Iranian drones, medium-range missiles and adjustable bombs, North Korean artillery mounts and shells, create their own "big battalions" and equip them with reliable secure communications to increase control of the troops. We'll have to crush the enemy like that, not allowing him to strengthen even more.
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  1. Colonel Kudasov Offline Colonel Kudasov
    Colonel Kudasov (Leopold) 10 January 2023 11: 36
    +6
    Well, if AI systems are equated with tactical nuclear weapons, then why shouldn't Russia use this tactical nuclear weapons, at least in a truncated form? For example, to generate a powerful electromagnetic pulse capable of destroying an enemy AI system
    1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
      Vladimir80 10 January 2023 12: 38
      +1
      destroy enemy AI system

      no more will create temporary difficulties, the problem is that we are "covered" by NATO satellites, this I.I. nothing more than an appendix to intelligence
  2. polynet Offline polynet
    polynet (polinet) 10 January 2023 11: 57
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    Quote: Colonel Kudasov
    Well, if AI systems are equated with tactical nuclear weapons, then why shouldn't Russia use this tactical nuclear weapons, at least in a truncated form? For example, to generate a powerful electromagnetic pulse capable of destroying an enemy AI system

    We are waiting for the arrival of Hogweed, then the chains of obtaining information will be broken.
  3. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
    Vladimir80 10 January 2023 12: 36
    -1
    You will have to fight here and now with what is available. I would very much like to have a domestic analogue of Palantir and a corresponding satellite constellation, but from a realistic one, it is necessary to purchase hundreds and thousands of Iranian drones, medium-range missiles and adjustable bombs, North Korean artillery mounts and shells, create their own "big battalions" and equip them with reliable secure communications to increase control of the troops. We'll have to crush the enemy like that, not allowing him to strengthen even more.

    I agree with the author, but there is still tactical Ya.O., maybe it's time to practice?
    1. DO Offline DO
      DO (Dmitriy) 11 January 2023 09: 05
      0
      there is still tactical Ya.O., maybe it's time to practice?

      There are two objections.
      First. After such a training, one way or another, the Armed Forces of Ukraine will also have tactical nuclear charges used and protected from theft by Western instructors. And the enemy will shoot them with the use of network-centric technologies described in the article - intelligence, AI, communications.
      Second. As a result of mutual training of the opposing sides, the liberated Russian land will have numerous centers of radioactive contamination, which for a long time have restrictions on their use, and the population will be subject to increased morbidity and mortality from radiation and isotopes.
  4. vlad127490 Offline vlad127490
    vlad127490 (Vlad Gor) 10 January 2023 13: 02
    +2
    The liberal post-Yeltsin system is the enemy of the Russian people.
    1. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
      ivan2022 (ivan2022) 11 January 2023 04: 12
      +1
      Quote: vlad127490
      The liberal post-Yeltsin system is the enemy of the Russian people.

      And why is she not an enemy of the Jewish people?

      Some dancers even have their own eggs - like enemies, but if everything is in order with the head, then the opposition will help - and even the wind on the street is always in the back ....
  5. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 10 January 2023 13: 11
    +2
    When Russia entered Ukraine in February 22, everything in Russia was calculated both strategically and materially, both in terms of resources and people.
    But there was a conspiracy and betrayal of the elite, and then Turkey and the shameful abandonment of everything that was occupied and the complete scrapping of strategic and other planning ....
    And after all Chechens already practically stood at Bankovaya.
    And the end of the Nazi elite was already very close.

    After collusion and betrayal, chaos ensued.
    The Americans used all the resources, seeing the weakness of Russia.
    And today, the lessons of Russian weakness translate into huge losses....
    The West, seeing Russian weakness, crossed all the red lines.

    It was after the Turkish collusion that Russia began to blow up wherever possible.

    A simple question... American satellites over Russian territory correct the defeat.
    Why do they still fly in flocks over Russia if they cause constant lethal damage?
    For some reason, a magnetic storm on the Sun can put them out of order, but Russia can't .....
    Why does the enemy have mobile communications in the war zone.
    In Russia, beyond the Urals, there has been no connection for 20 years, if you move aside, but here you are.
    War? And why does the enemy have the Internet, television, telephone ....

    And who forbids bombing 4 railway / auto bridges across the Dnieper?
    May I know the name of the politician?
    After all, hundreds of tanks do not fly through the air, do they? Why so much fuel?
    Does the Russian Air Force guard the logistics in Bakhmut?
    Not a single fortress fights without provisions and ammunition. Year!

    Therefore, what kind of AI, if without it, Russian generals with their hands and feet tied.
    Otherwise it would have ended long ago. Just last spring...
    1. Vladimir80 Offline Vladimir80
      Vladimir80 10 January 2023 13: 26
      +2
      in Russia, everything was calculated both strategically and materially, both in terms of resources and people

      it was calculated for the option of "meeting with flowers" - and we all remember our supply columns that traveled without cover and were completely destroyed

      But the Chechens were already practically standing at Bankova

      and that there was no one at the bank at that moment! what is the point of capturing the center of the city where 5 million of your enemies live

      And who forbids bombing 4 railway / auto bridges across the Dnieper?

      they say there is no means to destroy bridges

      Why do they still fly in flocks over Russia if they cause constant lethal damage

      the answer is the same, there is no means to destroy all these hundreds and thousands of satellites, unfortunately
  6. Hiker Offline Hiker
    Hiker (Dmitriy) 10 January 2023 13: 45
    0
    Quote: Vladimir80
    "meetings with flowers" - and we all remember our supply columns that traveled without cover and were completely destroyed

    Complete nonsense, since such cases were isolated and most of the columns were accompanied by military guards, helicopters, etc.

    Quote: Vladimir80
    there was no one at the bank at that moment! what is the point of capturing the center of the city where 5 million of your enemies live

    The meaning is the same as the destroyed flagship "Moscow", blown up gas pipelines, the Crimean bridge, etc.
    And in Kyiv - more than half of the Russians, who were ready to support Russia. And who left after the treacherous deal.... around the world.

    Quote: Vladimir80
    they say there is no means to destroy bridges

    The funds are there and full. How to destroy, look at the photo, how the US bombed bridges in Yugoslavia and what was left of them. In Russia, there is someone who has power over power. In simple terms, betrayal.

    Quote: Vladimir80
    there is no means to destroy all these hundreds and thousands of satellites, unfortunately

    Funny. Since just scroll back a year or two and read what our various generals, specialists, experts, etc., wrote earlier. The military has all the means and the most diverse ones so that nothing would fly and work.
    1. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
      Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 10 January 2023 17: 32
      0
      The funds are there and full. How to destroy, look at the photo, how the US bombed bridges in Yugoslavia and what was left of them. In Russia, there is someone who has power over power. In simple terms, betrayal.

      However: Even in the area of ​​Moscow, the Volga, the Yenisei and Vladivostok, a truck with explosives can drive onto the bridge and suddenly explode. So strikes on infrastructure are an ambiguous issue.
    2. oao Offline oao
      oao (Chizhov Kirill) 11 January 2023 00: 12
      +1
      There are no military first-aid kits, what other satellites and AI.
  7. Peace Peace. Offline Peace Peace.
    Peace Peace. (Tumar Tumar) 10 January 2023 15: 19
    +6
    NATO members supply whatever they want, occasionally looking back to see if they overdid it so that the Siberian bear would not be cornered and forgetting about their villas and "capitals" inadvertently did not pull the "trigger".
  8. rotkiv04 Online rotkiv04
    rotkiv04 (Victor) 10 January 2023 16: 29
    +6
    judging by the pace of the SVO, the Kyiv Nazis have plenty of time to strengthen and they use it by 200%, but the RF Ministry of Defense and Shoigu will continue to talk about the need to modernize communications and the production of their UAVs
  9. Rainy Online Rainy
    Rainy 10 January 2023 17: 04
    +5
    I agree with Strelkov.
    Russia is in the position of zutzwang. Moreover, she entered it voluntarily.
    1. Nelton Online Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 10 January 2023 17: 26
      -4
      Quote: rainy
      Moreover, she entered it voluntarily

      Uh-huh.

      Quote: rainy
      Russia is in the position of zutzwang.

      but I do not agree with this.
      everything depends on the economy, and the results of 2022 are by no means a disaster and collapse.
      and there are moves that improve the situation, it's all connected with the turn of the economy towards Asia.
  10. Alexey Lan Offline Alexey Lan
    Alexey Lan (Alexey Lantukh) 10 January 2023 17: 28
    +1
    Well, if everything is so perfectly observed and used by Ukraine, then the question arises: Why do our tanks, armored personnel carriers, artillery of various types still exist? As for satellite reconnaissance: according to the weather forecast in the Svatovo region, next week will be characterized by overcast cloudy weather. Well, how will the satellite see the letter Z? Regarding smartphones, the Internet: at least in the region of 100 km from the front line of cellular communications and the Internet should not be in nature.
  11. Valera75 Offline Valera75
    Valera75 (Valery) 10 January 2023 17: 28
    +8
    Quote from Hiker
    It was after the Turkish collusion that Russia began to blow up wherever possible

    In the first and second Chechen companies, the Turks received and treated wounded militants, weapons passed through them like the militants themselves. resort with iPhones from Abramovich, they dry on the sea under the rays of the southern sun. Nothing changes, but we’ll grease the gas hub for them. There’s no need to shoot down satellites and blow up bridges across the Dnieper when there are such “friends”.
  12. zzdimk Offline zzdimk
    zzdimk 10 January 2023 18: 06
    0
    Crap. I wanted to make a mistake - it did not work out. The author learned about the title.
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    1. SP-Ang Offline SP-Ang
      SP-Ang (Sergei) 10 January 2023 22: 24
      +5
      Valery, the article says it all to put it mildly. In reality, everything is much worse.
      For example - somewhere in the 90s, p..s worked out the technology for automatically recognizing objects under disguise. There is no need for any operators with a magnifying glass looking at the pictures. Do we have it?
      And technical backwardness. On the new ship, just launched, they showed the wing of the bridge, and on it, lo and behold, there is a direction finder on the gyrocompass repeater. Absolutely not changed for 50!!! years old.
      On the other hand, many military schools were torn apart, the GRU special forces were torn to pieces, defense enterprises were not in the hands of the state, but in private ones. Therefore, war is nothing personal, just business.
      (According to the data of the Federal Customs Service of Russia, the turnover of 404-RF The volume of Russian exports to Ukraine also increased by 28,8%, amounting to 8 billion 129,5 million dollars at the end of last year. )
  14. alexander m_2 Offline alexander m_2
    alexander m_2 (Alexander) 10 January 2023 19: 43
    +3
    No need for AI. It was necessary to launch military satellites in sufficient numbers. And Russia was engaged in fraud and ostentatious parades. And the amount of intelligence in Ukraine is hundreds of times greater than that of Russia. And this is no exaggeration.
    And fairy tales about art. intellect should put us to sleep, and be an excuse for something of sloppiness and betrayal.
  15. rus73 Offline rus73
    rus73 (rus qup) 10 January 2023 20: 02
    +1
    With such a length of the front and more than a twofold advantage in live
    you can attack with force without any artificial intelligence
  16. svit55 Offline svit55
    svit55 (Sergey Valentinovich) 10 January 2023 21: 03
    +3
    Shut off the supply of weapons by targeted destruction of bridges, railway junctions, tunnels, oil refineries, and let the AI ​​practice. There is no other way out. But who will give such an order? Firefighter and his General Staff?
    1. oao Offline oao
      oao (Chizhov Kirill) 11 January 2023 00: 15
      +1
      This is only tactical nuclear weapons, but they will not use it.
  17. DeadPahom Offline DeadPahom
    DeadPahom (Eugene) 10 January 2023 21: 05
    -1
    Well, yes, where can our NCUO be before an American startup.
    If this American artificial intelligence is so smart, then why can't it predict the direction of the next strike of the RF Armed Forces? Kyiv, Kharkiv, Sumy, Lutsk, Kherson, landing in Odessa... The scatter of versions indicates that the advertised artificial intelligence is not so intelligent after all.
  18. Dmitry Volkov Offline Dmitry Volkov
    Dmitry Volkov (Dmitry Volkov) 10 January 2023 22: 27
    +1
    Thanks for the information, but where are our An-12 PP, Mi-8PP jammers? That's how they all drank...
  19. In passing Offline In passing
    In passing (Galina Rožkova) 11 January 2023 01: 07
    +1
    Oh, Rostov-cart, our pride and beauty!

    As for the planning of the NWO - already a failure. The tasks of the NWO, declared for the people, are not such. As usual, Russia is belatedly entering the war, technically and technologically. But, oddly enough, he learns and begins to win. I hope so. There are remedies against AI too - there should be no connection between AI and performers. But then again, what are the goals of the NWO? The guys at the front are showing miracles, finally, something has moved in the generals. Maybe they'll start fighting?
  20. Troy Henry Offline Troy Henry
    Troy Henry (Henry) 11 January 2023 01: 34
    -1
    Marzhetsky pumps up again

    actually just a marketing PR for the next steaming of another "wunderwaffle"
  21. Aldo6773 Offline Aldo6773
    Aldo6773 11 January 2023 05: 02
    0
    Well, since we have nothing, no satellites, no AI, then it would be quite reasonable to equalize, at least a little, our resources with them, to arrange clouds of nuclear debris in space at different heights. it is quite possible to single out charges, but not now, but when we encounter NATO.
  22. ivan2022 Offline ivan2022
    ivan2022 (ivan2022) 11 January 2023 05: 59
    +1
    This is a manifestation of general backwardness. If the word "authority" in the people means a thief and a bandit, then what to expect?

    It always has been. For example, during the Russo-Japanese War, the use of machine guns in the field seemed not so necessary. The famous general Dragomirov could not understand why a weapon was needed that fires 10 times per second and does not make it possible to aim. How to shoot from it? How many rounds does it fire?

    Their machine guns began to be produced only towards the end of the war. When they saw, opening their mouths, what a machine gun could do.

    The need for the production of tanks during WWI was also realized "in practice" ... Not earlier.

    They managed to think of understanding the importance of aircraft, but they bought engines. The first Russian ball bearings began to be produced only in 1916 at a joint venture with the Swedes.......

    From tradition we have nowhere to go!!! As the saying goes: "you can take the girl out of the village, but you can't take the village out of the girl" ....
    1. Snail N9 Offline Snail N9
      Snail N9 (Snail) 11 January 2023 07: 03
      +1
      It's fun to read the comments. One calls for a strike with nuclear weapons, another type was going to create its own AI in two days and train Russian troops with a "network-centric war", the third type - "and we will crush it like that." Hmm ... The saying that Russia has two enemies is truly justified: one of them is "roads". wink
      1. tkot973 Online tkot973
        tkot973 (Konstantin) 11 January 2023 09: 30
        0
        He also laughed, you read such comments that Petrosyan is not needed.
      2. Ivan Malov Offline Ivan Malov
        Ivan Malov (Ivan Malov) 13 January 2023 22: 35
        0
        If there were a lot of fools, that is, bright-thinking people, du - think, ra - light, k - a prefix denoting a person, then there would be no second trouble. And we have blockheads and liars in power, but by no means fools.
  23. kriten Offline kriten
    kriten (Vladimir) 11 January 2023 09: 42
    +3
    The lag in space is worth a lot. And it is largely based on the fact that we have no competition in the construction of devices for development. Everyone was concentrated in Roskosmos, where they thought about Mars (but rather about the correct-liberal development of funds). It is difficult for a cumbersome structure to respond to innovations, and even when there are no competitors. Even under socialism, design bureaus competed with each other.
    1. Nelton Online Nelton
      Nelton (Oleg) 11 January 2023 10: 08
      0
      Quote: kriten
      Everyone was concentrated in Roskosmos, where they thought about Mars (but rather about the correct-liberal development of funds).

      The production of satellites in the Russian Federation is carried out by -
      ISS Reshetnev
      NPO Lavochkin
      VNIIEM
      TsSKB-Progress

      "Russian space systems" - they produce components for all of the above, but they themselves do not seem to build satellites.

      Gazprom Space Systems was building a satellite assembly plant in Shchelkovo, but it is not certain that it will work.
      Although so far the plans are as follows (from the news on 12.2022):

      commissioning is scheduled for 2023 [Q2]. The first product created at the site of Gazprom SPKA LLC will be the SMOTR-V optical satellite for remote sensing of the Earth

      So it is quite normal competition between enterprises.

      Quote: kriten
      it is largely due to the fact that we do not have

      Highly developed electronics industry.
      The weak link since the beginning of the semiconductor era.
  24. Sergey Latyshev (Serge) 11 January 2023 10: 44
    +1
    What to do. Helps
    The usual outcome of high technology and advanced economies.
    IMHO, literally everything helps in combat.

    There are airliners carrying people. There are air transport workers carrying supplies. There are tankers carrying oil. There are satellites - provide communications and intelligence. There is electronics - they help with data management and processing.
    There is an industry - NATO buys oil in Russia, sells it - and they bring solarium and gasoline for the Armed Forces of Ukraine.

    Well, if not, then no, alas ...
  25. Goga Smirnovich Offline Goga Smirnovich
    Goga Smirnovich (Goga Smirnov) 12 January 2023 01: 34
    +1
    Campaign, this was a discovery only for General Staff and Gerasimov recently.