Military drones set to get stronger chemical weapons and could soon make their OWN decisions during missions
Date published: 21st January 2014
Unmanned aircraft carrying stronger chemical weapons could also be on the horizon, the U.S. Department of Defence (DoD) revealed in its Unmanned Systems Integrated Roadmap.
While the document sets out plans for unmanned maritime, land and air vehicles, there is a lot of focus on the future capability of controversial drones, which, if the plans come to fruition, could deviate from mission commands set by humans if they spot a better target.
Current drones require intensive
manpower on the ground to fly, which is expensive and the DoD plans on
cutting costs by letting the machines make more decisions themselves, Live Science reported.
At the moment drones follow precise commands to complete a predetermined step-by-step mission, but the unmanned aircraft of the future could deviate from tasks, informed by ‘laws’ that govern their behaviour, laid out in algorithms and machine learning, as well as advanced sensors.To continue reading click here