ALERT LINE
The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own | The New York Times

The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own | The New York Times

The small drone, with its six whirring rotors, swept past the replica of a Middle Eastern village and closed in on a mosque-like structure, its camera scanning for targets.

No humans were remotely piloting the drone, which was nothing more than a machine that could be bought on Amazon. But armed with advanced artificial intelligence software, it had been transformed into a robot that could find and identify the half-dozen men carrying replicas of AK-47s around the village and pretending to be insurgents.

Source: The Pentagon’s ‘Terminator Conundrum’: Robots That Could Kill on Their Own – The New York Times