Military drones may have attacked humans for first time without being instructed to, UN report says

Military drones may have attacked humans for first time without being instructed to, UN report says

Drones may have autonomously ‘hunted down and remotely engaged’ fleeing soldiers.

The report, published in March, claimed that the AI drone – Kargu-2 quadcopter – produced by Turkish military tech company STM, attacked retreating soldiers loyal to Libyan General Khalifa Haftar.

The 548-page report by the UN Security Council’s Panel of Experts on Libya has not delved into details on if there were any deaths due to the incident, but it raises questions on whether global efforts to ban killer autonomous robots before they are built may be futile.

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