The UK would handle offers to co-operate with ‘discretion and professionalism
The head of Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, also known as MI6, has urged Russians angry at Vladimir Putin’s war in Ukraine to spy for the UK.
In a speech in Prague on Wednesday, Sir Richard Moore said Britain’s “door is always open” and it “will work to bring the bloodshed to an end”.
Oh, no, they won’t work to end the bloodshed- They will work to increase the bloodshed- This is the way covert destabilizing ops work!
He offered reassurance that the UK would offer its “sacred trust” to protect them and said Russians were continuing to get in touch.
“Now is a time where we are seeing Russians who are totally appalled by what they are seeing done in their name in Ukraine. It’s a moment where people are looking to come and help us,” Sir Richard said.
“We will handle their offers of help with the discretion and professionalism for which our service is famed. Their secrets will be safe with us.
AIAI used to target Russia’s weapons supply
He said that while artificial intelligence is being used to help target the Kremlin’s war machine, technology will never replace human agents.
“As AI trawls the ocean of open source, there will be ever greater value in landing, with a well-cast fly, the secrets that lie beyond the reach of its net,” he said.
Human agents “are never just passive collectors of information” and “sometimes they can influence decisions inside a government or terrorist group”.
But he said technology is moving “with startling speed”.
“My teams are now using AI to augment, but not replace, their own judgment about how people might act in various situations,” he said.
“They’re combining their skills with AI and bulk data to identify and disrupt the flow of weapons to Russia for use against Ukraine.”
He said AI was set to play a significant role for the security service in the future.
“There is absolutely no doubt some of our adversaries will develop AI in cases that are dangerous, and that worries us, and it will be a significant part of our role to discover and disrupt people who wish to use it in this way,” he said.