China building cruise missiles powered by killer artificial intelligence

Terrifying new ‘fire and forget’ weapons will use robotic technology to steer themselves toward a target China is developing a new range of killer cruise missiles fitted with technology which will effectively turn them into killer robots. Dubbed “death drones”, the missiles will use artificial intelligence (AI) to guide themselves in flight and potentially even choose new targets. Wang Changqing, director of the General Design Department of the Third Academy of the China Aerospace Science and Industry Corp, told China Daily that his country was leading the world in the development of AI weapons. AP:Associated Press A missile is launched from a guided-missile destroyer during a live ammunition drill in the East China Sea He said: “We plan to adopt a ‘plug and play’ approach in the development of new cruise missiles, which will…


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