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‘The Commission does not support a global prohibition of A.I. enabled and autonomous weapons systems’

US army drones at the Ain al-Asad airbase
US army drones at the Ain al-Asad airbase
Photo: Ayman Henna/AFP/Getty

General Intelligence

A.I.-assisted weapons are proliferating quickly

A funeral ceremony for Mohsen Fakhrizadeh in Tehran, Iran, on November 30, 2020. Photo: Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

General Intelligence

And unlike Siri, they’ll be able to understand the speaker’s ‘intent’

Photo: Kim Jae-Hwan/AFP/Getty Images

How the military is growing a cottage industry of sci-fi writer consultants to help it predict the nature of tomorrow’s conflicts

Photo illustration, sources: David H. Wells, Coneyl Jay/Getty Images

Infrared cameras recognize the heat emitted from your face

Polaris Sensor Technologies demonstrates processing thermal images. Image: USPTO/Polaris

The robots that didn’t track al-Baghdadi, and the brave dog that could

Zero Bark Thirty: Conan, the hero of this story. Photo: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

Documents obtained by OneZero show how the military captures biometric data around the world

Illustration: Ana Kova

China has access to a bigger facial recognition database, but the United States has advantages too

A screen shows visitors being filmed by AI (Artificial Inteligence) security cameras with facial recognition technology at the 14th China International Exhibition on Public Safety and Security. Photo: NICOLAS ASFOURI/AFP/Getty Images

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