Adam Bannister

Editor, IFSEC Global

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Adam Bannister is editor of IFSEC Global. A former managing editor at Dynamis Online Media Group, he has been at the helm of the UK's leading fire and security publication since 2014.
March 1, 2019

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WATCH: Autonomous killer drones “terrifyingly easy” to make

It’s “terrifyingly easy” to make drones that can identify and fire weapons at targets – independently of human control, experts have warned.

Hundreds of videos explaining how to rig a variety of guns onto drones are freely available on YouTube.

Professor Noel Sharkey, co-founder of the Campaign to Stop Killer Robots and the International Committee for Robot Arms Control, told the SunOnline that the government had been warned about a “massive hole in our security” since 2007.

“We cannot be playing catch up like this. Our government security is not prepared.” Professor Noel Sharkey,  Campaign to Stop Killer Robots

“What I’m mainly concerned about is the possibility of a terror attack as ISIS already has this technology. We cannot be playing catch up like this. Our government security is not prepared.”

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