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Ex-Google CEO says Ukraine proves value of IT in war

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Washington (AFP) – Ukraine has been a very effective proving ground for the use of contemporary information technology in war, from satellite dishes to smartphone apps, Eric Schmidt, the former Google chief executive, said Monday. Schmidt, now a US government consultant on artificial intelligence, told reporters after a 36-hour visit to the country that the civilian tech sector has been crucial to Kyiv’s defense. The proof came the day after Russian troops invaded on February 24.  After a long stall, Ukraine’s legislature came together to agree on a crucial step to protect all the government’s…

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