Nigerian researcher invents AI tool to identify terrorists


A UK-based Nigerian researcher, Yunusa Jibrin said he has invented an Artificial Intelligence (AI) tool to discern terrorists and their hideouts.

Jibrin explained that he leveraged AI-driven image synthesis to generate thousands of visual representations depicting bandits in desert environments, adding that his research achieved remarkable accuracy in preliminary evaluations by employing the use of a Vision Transformer (VT) model to identify terrorists.

In a chat with Vanguard, the University of Sussex alumna said his findings, if adopted by the federal government, would help to direct the efforts of the military towards identifying and eliminating terrorists wherever they may be hiding in the country.

“Efforts are underway to formalize these findings, with plans to publish and integrate the developed algorithms into the operational frameworks of the Nigerian government,” he stated.

Nigeria has been battling terrorism for more than a decade.

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