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Title    Killer Drone "Hunted Down a Human Target" Without Being Told To
Date    Saturday June 05, @10:49PM
Author    martyb
Topic   
from the kill-all-humans dept.
https://soylentnews.org/article.pl?sid=21/06/05/2156219

upstart writes in with an IRC submission for raxas:

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.


Original Submission

Links

  1. "upstart" - https://soylentnews.org/~upstart/
  2. "Killer Drone 'Hunted Down A Human Target' Without Being Told To" - https://nypost.com/2021/05/29/killer-drone-hunted-down-a-human-target-without-being-told-to/
  3. "block killer robots" - https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/us-russia-block-formal-discussion-on-whether-to-ban-killer-robots/
  4. "Human Rights Watch warned" - https://nypost.com/2020/08/10/we-need-legislation-against-killer-robots-human-rights-watch/
  5. "global ban" - https://nypost.com/2020/02/01/andrew-yang-calls-for-global-ban-on-killer-robots/
  6. "US and Russia" - https://nypost.com/2018/09/01/us-russia-block-formal-discussion-on-whether-to-ban-killer-robots/
  7. "New Scientist" - https://www.newscientist.com/article/2278852-drones-may-have-attacked-humans-fully-autonomously-for-the-first-time/
  8. "the Star" - https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/world-news/killer-ai-drones-hunted-down-24203431
  9. "Original Submission" - https://soylentnews.org/submit.pl?op=viewsub&subid=49006

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