A major Japan manufacturer has developed a new technology that supports the removal of landmines in conflict areas around the world with AI = artificial intelligence. It is possible to predict the location of landmines buried in a short time, and it is expected to be put into practical use within the next fiscal year.

This technology was developed by NEC in collaboration with ICRC = International Committee of the Red Cross, and AI predicts the location of landmines buried in conflict areas with high accuracy.

In the past, when removing landmines, people took the lead in predicting the location based on information from the field and empirical rules, but the problem was that it took a lot of time and effort.

In the developed technology, AI makes predictions in a short time based on map information such as topography and facility locations, data on landmines accumulated in other areas, and various information received from residents.

As a result of the demonstration test, 90% of the mines coincided with the places where they were actually buried.

The company hopes to provide the technology to governments and international organizations in the coming fiscal year to support the removal of landmines in conflict zones around the world.

Mr. Benjamin Butcher of NEC, who was in charge of the development, said, "We can support landmine clearance more efficiently, cheaply, and over a wider range, and we want to contribute to many regions."