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posted by martyb on Saturday June 05, @10:49PM   Printer-friendly
from the kill-all-humans dept.

Killer Drone 'Hunted Down A Human Target' Without Being Told To:

After a United Nations commission to block killer robots was shut down in 2018, a new report from the international body now says the Terminator-like drones are now here.

[...] The March 2020 attack was in Libya and perpetrated by a Kargu-2 quadcopter drone produced by Turkish military tech company STM "during a conflict between Libyan government forces and a breakaway military faction led by Khalifa Haftar, commander of the Libyan National Army," the Star reports, adding: "The Kargu-2 is fitted with an explosive charge and the drone can be directed at a target in a kamikaze attack, detonating on impact."

[...] "The lethal autonomous weapons systems were programmed to attack targets without requiring data connectivity between the operator and the munition: in effect, a true 'fire, forget and find' capability" – suggesting the drones attacked on their own.

[...] In August of last year, Human Rights Watch warned of the need for legislation against "killer robots" while NYC mayoral candidate Andrew Yang has called for a global ban on them – something the US and Russia are against.

See also: New Scientist magazine and the Star.

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  • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 06, @11:30AM (2 children)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 06, @11:30AM (#1142331)

    There are no innocent bystanders, just accomplices. Do keep up with the narrative, will you?

  • (Score: 2, Touché) by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 06, @02:50PM (1 child)

    by Anonymous Coward on Sunday June 06, @02:50PM (#1142370)

    and witnesses.

    • (Score: 0) by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @03:22AM

      by Anonymous Coward on Monday June 07, @03:22AM (#1142621)

      Those are extremist ideologues, blinded to reality by the lack of money in front of their eyes!