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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: 1, Troll) by Runaway1956 on Sunday June 06, @11:47PM (2 children)

    by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Sunday June 06, @11:47PM (#1142525) Homepage Journal

    The point of armed conflict is to settle an issue.

    One might expect that nonsense from a philosopher or a statesmen.

    The object of war is not to die for your country but to make the other bastard die for his.

    George S. Patton

    Not too bright, are you, Runaway! This is how people of color just set you off.

    Ad hominem attacks do nothing to advance your poorly thought out argument. But, you knew that.

    Not American. Do not try to smear me with the war crimes of your belligerent and murdering nation!

    I am quite certain that you are a liar. You have told so many lies on SN, it's impossible to keep them all straight. Among your other lies, I remember that you claimed to be a black man. Then you made other claims that pretty obviously precluded that falsehood. I do believe that you are an American citizen, or that you at least live in the United States. I do believe that you are of Greek ancestry. Beyond that, I don't believe much of anything you say.

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  • (Score: 2) by aristarchus on Sunday June 06, @11:57PM (1 child)

    by aristarchus (2645) on Sunday June 06, @11:57PM (#1142528) Journal

    Well, guess that settles it! I never claimed any of those things. Truly, then, you are an ignorant moron, Runaway the American!

    FatPhil: "F**k me, ran out of all of today's modpoints in just 10 minutes. "
    • (Score: 1, Redundant) by Runaway1956 on Monday June 07, @12:11AM

      by Runaway1956 (2926) Subscriber Badge on Monday June 07, @12:11AM (#1142533) Homepage Journal

      You most certainly claimed to be a black man at some point in time. You have no problems with cultural appropriation, when it served your own ends. As I said, I don't believe much of anything you say.

      alles in Ordnung