October 16, 2021

South Korea to install AI system at border after security breach embarrassment

The move comes after the ROK military was put in the hot seat for failing to quickly detain a man crossing the border

Months after the South Korean military was put in the hot seat for failing to quickly apprehend a North Korean man crossing the border, the country’s defense ministry said it will install an artificial intelligence-powered monitoring system along one of the world’s most heavily-militarized borders.

On Thursday, the Ministry of National Defense said the AI system will first be deployed on a trial basis at the area monitored by the South Korean Army’s 22nd Division. The division’s commander, Major Gen. Pyo Chang-soo, was held responsible for the defector’s crossing in February and fired as a consequence.