'Suicide drone' that picks own targets seen in Ukraine in horror AI tech breakthrough

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A “suicide drone” that uses artificial intelligence to recognise targets and destroy them without being controlled by a human operator has reportedly been spotted in Ukraine

Ukraine’s Internal Affairs Minister Anton Gerashchenko posted a photo of the KUB-BLA device to Telegram.

The six-foot drone is made by by ZALA Aero, a subsidiary of famed Russian arms manufacturer Kalashnikov. After being fired from a portable launcher the KUB-BLA can loiter over a target area for up to half an hour, flying at speeds of around 80mph.

Once it has recognised a suitable target it deliberately crashes into it, detonating its seven-pound high explosive payload.