Drone Swarms: Fact or Fiction?
The video Slaughterbots depicts a dystopian near-future where swarms of inexpensive drones use artificial intelligence and facial recognition to kill innocent civilians en masse. Released in 2017, the video advocates for a ban on autonomous drone swarms. But are we really moving towards a world in which autonomous killer swarms are set loose on defenseless populations? Rain+ ETHICS dives into the world of swarming and separates fact from fiction.
Have militaries carried out swarm attacks?
Let’s start by looking at whether there is any evidence of swarm attacks on record. That would at least determine whether we are talking about...