South Korea: New lab launched to apply AI tech for demining operations

South Korea opened a research laboratory Tuesday to develop a demining solution utilizing artificial intelligence (AI) to enhance accuracy of the military’s mine clearance operations, the defense ministry said.

The ministries of defense and science established the laboratory at the Army Engineer School in Jangseong, 308 kilometers south of Seoul, as part of their joint project launched in May to develop the demining solution.

The military has been looking into AI-based demining methods, as its conventional tools have limits in locating nonmetal explosives or require high skills to ensure their detection accuracy.

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Source: Yonhap News Agency