Until this point, command over this matrix has ultimately been in the hands of humans.

Another key signpost has entered the roadmap toward a future of autonomous systems capable of engaging in combat without human oversight.

“It was an MQ-9 versus a drone with a heat-seeking air-to-air missile, and it was direct hit – during a test,” he said of the first-of-its-kind kill.

However, previous research has indicated that robotics/A.I.

is not yet up to even the most basic ethical tasks, yet its role in weapons systems continues.

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