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Title: Rise of the slaughterbots: AI drone designed to 'hunt and kill people' is built in just hours by scientists 'for a game'
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URL Source: https://www.dailymail.co.uk/science ... designed-hunt-kill-people.html
Published: Mar 11, 2024
Author: Mike Rivero
Post Date: 2024-03-11 07:54:41 by Horse
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Swarms of killer AI drones might sound like the plot of a dystopian science-fiction thriller.

But in a terrifying glimpse of the future, one scientist has shown just how easy it already is to build an 'assassination drone' that can hunt down and kill people.

In just a few hours, Luis Wenus, an engineer and entrepreneur, converted a $115 (£89.99) drone into the basis of a deadly weapon.

Using AI facial recognition the drone was programmed to recognise individuals and race towards them at full speed.

Although Mr Wenus says he built the drone 'for a game' he also says he wanted to raise awareness for how easily this could be used for a deadly terrorist attack.

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