Will Russia-Ukraine Drone Warfare Pave the Way For Battlefield Debut of “Killer Robots?”

Russia-Ukraine Drone Warfare

Drone advances in Ukraine have accelerated a long-anticipated technology trend that could soon trigger a new age of warfare. According to analysts, the longer the war lasts, the more likely it becomes that killer drones will be used to attack targets. Experts say there is a possibility that this war might be the first conflict to see the world’s first fully autonomous fighting robots. It would mark a revolution in military technology as profound as the introduction of the machine gun. Ukraine already has semi-autonomous attack drones and counter-drone weapons powered with AI. Russia also claims to possess Artificial Intelligence-enabled weaponry, though the claims are unproven. But there are no confirmed instances of a nation putting into combat robots that have killed entirely on their own. Experts say it may be only a matter of time before either Russia or Ukraine, or both, deploy them.

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