The intellectual roots of artificial intelligence (AI) date back to Greek mythology, but the term has become part of the popular discourse only after science fiction (sci-fi) films, such as The Terminator, gave the public a fictional glimpse of combat between AI beings and humans. An example of an autonomous weapon in use today is the Israeli Harpy drone, which is programmed to fly to a particular area, hunt for specific targets, and then destroy them using a high-explosive warhead nicknamed “Fire and Forget”.
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