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A.I. Invasion Countdown? China Prepares for Warfare with Killer Robots Set for Deployment Within Two Years

AI Warfare: China's Killer Robots Set for Deployment by 2026
Source: MEGA

China is reportedly set to debut killer robots by 2026, sources claim.

Jul. 8 2024, Published 11:03 a.m. ET

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China is set to deploy killer robots in battle within the next two years, according to recent claims.

This warning coincides with the unveiling of robotic dogs equipped with machine guns by the Communist state.

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Defense analyst Francis Tusa highlighted China's rapid advancements in AI and military technology, stating that the country is not restrained by fears over AI, The Sun reported.

"They are developing new ship designs, new submarine designs, and new fighter aircraft designs at a dizzying rate," Tusa said. "They are moving four or five times faster than the States."

Tusa predicts that autonomous machines from China could emerge within two years.

Last month, Chinese firm Unitree Robotics showcased its robotic gun dog during a military exercise with the Cambodian military.

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China's drive to surpass the West appeals to the country's leader, Xi Jinping, and could embolden Russia's Vladimir Putin.

Tusa noted, "For the Chinese, it’s the issue of have we beaten the Americans and the UK in getting a fully autonomous fighter aircraft. There’s huge prestige. I think they’ll go all out on autonomy and harnessing AI and I think Russia will follow suit."

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Meanwhile, the UK's Ministry of Defence is investing millions in developing AI-based weapons systems.

However, a spokesperson informed declassifieduk.org that the UK "does not possess fully autonomous weapons and has no intention of developing them."

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