China’s ‘death drones’: Nation is eyeing killer cruise missiles powered by artificial intelligence
Threat of AI taking over humankind could be one step closer to reality, as China is building a range of killer cruise missiles.
The missiles, dubbed ‘death drones, will be equipped with artificial intelligence to guide them in flight and potentially even choose new targets.
The country is leading the world in the development of AI weapons, a senior designer said today.
‘We plan to adopt a “plug and play” approach in the development of new cruise missiles, which will enable our military commanders to tailor-make missiles in accordance with combat conditions,’ Wang Changqing director of the General Design Department of the China Aerospace and Industry Corp told the state-run China Daily newspaper.
‘Moreover, our future cruise missiles will have a very high level of artificial intelligence and automation,’ Wang added.
‘They will allow commanders to control them in real-time manner, or to use a fire-and-forget mode, or even to add more tasks to in-flight missiles.’
China is already a leader in the field of using artificial intelligence in missiles, Wang added.
Justme0, Anytown, United States, 2 hours ago
Yeah, yeah, but we’re safe as long as it says “Made in China” on the side.
txbicow, east london, United Kingdom, 9 hours ago
don’t you worry mates we will have the AI technology for missile system in our hand as soon as we hack their super secret AI computer just like they hacking our computer on daily basic !!!
null, 9 hours ago
Uh…. AI made by China…… no thanks.
glen stockport, stockport, United Kingdom, 10 hours ago
Made in China they’ll fall to bits
Essex672, Essex, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
It’s Chinese the batteries will run out before it reaches anywhere.
Graysaxon, London, United Kingdom, 12 hours ago
All paid for by us & the rest of the world buying their goods ! @ the cost of our industries then closing down !
Bachy, Melbourne, Australia, 13 hours ago
China also tells us they’re leading the world in manufacturing quality.
axr, Croydon, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Just a thought, how many of the electronic goods you buy made in China work properly . Will their missiles, aircraft and ships be any better?
Meh…, Virginia, United States, 12 hours ago
What do you think the biggest money making Chinese exports are burnfield? Little hint, its not chopsticks its weapons systems.
Tom, Swansea, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
Let’s hope they don’t get given a chance to try it out at Hinckley Point.
Ilkka Aaltonen, Tampere, Finland, 13 hours ago
Every cruise missile today has those capabilities.
desbe, Belfast, United Kingdom, 13 hours ago
A natural progression when we made China the power house of the world. Investment from the west due to cheep labour in China eventually elevates China’s abilities to a higher level.