US Air Force to give drones facial recognition ability

The US Air Force has integrated facial recognition technology into drones for intelligence gathering and special missions. RealNetworks, a Seattle-based company, collaborated with the Department of Defense on this project. However, there are apprehensions about potential misuse of this technology for targeted killings.

The US Air Force has completed a project to equip autonomous drones with face recognition technology. These drones will be deployed for special operation forces for intelligence gathering and missions in foreign countries. The project has been implemented through a contract between the Department of Defense and RealNetworks, a firm based in Seattle. However, there are concerns that these drones may be used to find and kill specific people.