- The UK Home Office is using AI-powered surveillance technology by US start-up Anduril Industries to track small boats crossing the English Channel.
- Anduril's sentry tower has been installed in Dover overlooking the English Channel to detect vessels more than 15km out to sea and identify them as "suspicious".
- Anduril's work is "a great example of a government operating model that integrates sensors and systems across sea, land and air" according to the head of Europe and Africa at Anduril.
- The company has previously worked with the US military and has been valued at $7bn.
- Anduril's work with the UK government may prove controversial, as some US politicians and privacy activists have described the use of AI-assisted technology on borders as "invasive" and "inhumane".
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UK Home Office works with US defence start-up to identify small-boat crossings
UK Home Office partners with US defence start-up Anduril to use AI-powered technology to track migrants crossing the English Channel in Dover.