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Tech Giants Turn Ukraine into AI War Lab

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A Ukrainian military analyst reviews videos obtained by drone operators near Bakhmut.

Palantir Technologies has become embedded in the day-to-day work of a wartime foreign government in an unprecedented way.

Credit: Nicole Tung/The New York Times

The future of warfare is being piloted in Ukraine, which has been turned into a sort of lab by technology companies.

AI software from data analytics firm Palantir Technologies, for example, is “responsible for most of the targeting in Ukraine,” according to CEO Alex Karp.

Tech giants like Microsoft, Amazon, and Google have worked to protect Ukraine from Russian cyberattacks, migrate critical government data to the cloud, and keep the country connected.

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