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    Britain’s MI6 Chief Says His Spies Are Using AI to Disrupt Flow of Weapons to Russia

    Britain's MI6 Chief Says His Spies Are Using AI to Disrupt Flow of Weapons to Russia

    PRAGUE — British spies are already using artificial intelligence to hamper the supply of weapons to , the head of Britain's MI6 agency said Wednesday, predicting that Western spies will increasingly have to focus on tracking the malign use of AI by hostile states.

    In a rare public speech, Richard Moore also urged Russians who oppose the invasion of to spy for Britain, saying others had already done so since the war began.

    “Our door is always open,” he said.

    In a speech that depicted artificial intelligence as both a huge potential asset and a major threat, Moore said his staff at Britain's foreign intelligence agency “are combining their skills with AI and bulk data to identify and disrupt the flow of weapons to Russia for use against Ukraine.”

    Calling the “single most important strategic focus” for his agency, Moore said, “we will increasingly be tasked with obtaining intelligence on how hostile states are using AI in damaging, reckless and unethical ways.”

    Moore, who has previously warned that the West was falling behind rivals in the AI race, said his service “together with our allies, intends to win the race to master the ethical and safe use of AI.”

    But he said AI would not replace the need for human spies, arguing that the “human factor” will remain crucial in an era of rapidly evolving machine learning.

    “As AI trawls the ocean of open source, there will be even…

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