Ukraine starts using facial recognition to Identify deceased Russian soldiers

Ukraine is using facial recognition software to trace the social media accounts of deceased Russian soldiers, enabling Ukrainian authorities to contact their relatives and inform them of their deaths, stated Ukraine’s vice prime minister and minister of digital transformation Mykhailo Fedorov. According to Feodorov, the intention is to debunk Russian disinformation about the number of casualties their troops suffered. In an interview for Ruters, Feodorov clarified that the facial recognition software in question is Clearview AI.

Reuters previously reported that Ukraine began using Clearview AI’s facial recognition.