Turkey used the drone during the year 2020 in the conflict between the Libyan West and the Muslim Brotherhood mercenaries and Turkey in the East, and carried out the first murder in the world, using artificial intelligence technology.
The crime was carried out by a drone without human orders to do so, which reinforces fears that this technology will be an alternative to the human mind and will attack it and thus threaten its existence in this world.
According to the British newspaper, The New Scientist, a Turkish-made Cargo 2 drone was hovering over Libya, and made a decision on its own to attack and eliminate an armed fighter, without receiving any orders to do so from its operators.
The newspaper said that the incident occurred in March 2020 in the Libyan region of Tripoli, where violent battles took place at that time.
It was explained that the drone, equipped with lethal weapons, chased the target independently without receiving orders from its operator.
The newspaper did not provide any other details of the incident.
Drone software allows it to patrol certain areas, and allows it to detect and hit various targets.
The drone can take off and land automatically at a location determined by the operator, which can cancel a raid that the drone wants to launch or redirect it to another target, and it can also carry shrapnel and thermal and hollow munitions.
The Russian expert in the field of unmanned systems, Denis Fedodinov, commented on what happened in Libya, where the drone killed a human being without receiving an order to do so, and said: "This is a new stage where humans have been entrusted for the first time with the task of making a decision to kill another human being."
Many scientists had issued warnings of the dangers of expanding the use of artificial intelligence technology, but the strongest of these warnings were from the well-known British physicist Stephen Hawking in recent years before his death.