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Chinese AI Turns Commercial Satellite into Spy Tracker Able to Follow Small Objects with Precision: Paper


A Chinese military research team says its AI technology was 95% accurate in locating an object when the Jilin-1 satellite streamed video of various moving small targets.

Credit: Anadolu Agency

An advanced artificial intelligence system developed by Chinese military researchers could turn low-cost commercial satellites already orbiting the Earth into powerful spy platforms capable of tracking moving targets as small as a car with extreme precision, according to the team.

The difficulty in identifying an object using satellite video was highlighted in 2020 when Chinese space authorities released a video clip captured by Jilin-1, a small satellite, from an altitude of over 500km (310 miles) while chasing a cruising fighter jet.

From South China Morning Post
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