Satellite-Based AI Surveillance System Being Created in Japan

Reports say Japan is developing an artificial intelligence (AI) surveillance system that will use advanced satellite technology to identify and track foreign ships operating close to its waters or that may breech its territory.

The reports say the Japanese government is setting an initial 450 million yen ($4.1 million) aside for the project, and is asking technology companies to submit proposals for the system. Analysts indicate that Tokyo is having a hard time keeping track of the vessels trying to illegally entering the waters and territories surrounding the island nation.