China exporting lethal, autonomous weapons to Middle East, Esper warns

November 5, 2019 at 5:09 PM
The Chinese government is exporting armed drones advertised as being capable of "full autonomy," Defense Secretary Mark Esper said today in a speech aimed at drawing distinctions between the United States and China's competing approaches to artificial intelligence. "As we speak, the Chinese government is already exporting some of the most advanced military aerial drones to the Middle East, as it prepares to export its next-generation stealth [unmanned aerial vehicle] when those come online," Esper said today in prepared remarks...

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