TEL AVIV (Realist English). Israel continues to explore innovative uses for artificial intelligence (AI) in various aspects of security and law enforcement, helping to foil numerous threats.
“AI technology has been incorporated quite naturally into the Shin Bet’s interdiction machine,” Shin Bet Director Ronen Bar said in a speech to the Cyber Week conference in Israel. “Using AI, we have spotted a not-inconsequential number of threats.”
Shin Bet, the Israeli counterpart to the FBI or Britain’s MI5, has created its own generative AI platform, akin to ChatGPT, Bar revealed. He explained that the platform has allowed the intelligence service to streamline its work by flagging surveillance anomalies and sort “endless” amounts of intelligence.
“Since the beginning of 2022, ISA handled 600 ISIS-related cases, many of them consumed similar violent and dangerous content on social media and on the web. Some were even arrested just before attacking. They are added to roughly 800 major attacks we have foiled since January 2022,” Bar said.
“An alarming number of them have a strong basis on the web – posts, inspiration, knowledge or social groups,” he added. “The trend is clear. Traditional security organizations must adapt to the new situation, where any angry person with access to the Internet may become a threat.”
Rafael Advanced Defense Systems Ltd., a global leader in defense technology, helped develop a new system called Puzzle, which uses AI to combine and analyze visual data, communications information and other information to create a “comprehensive and filtered dataset,” according to a company press release.
Puzzle seamlessly interfaces with existing command and control systems, helping to make sense of the incoming data to prioritize necessary targets within tight time frames, helping improve the efficacy of AI targeting.
Essentially, the Puzzle system works like a filter for the incredible amount of information AI can handle as many analysts and officials look to keep the human element involved in any AI-powered process.