Oh really. Turning on a camera and programming some waypoints into a fightpath does not a drone make.
Actually it does. A "drone" still receives some command purpose. A "true" AI which does not yet exist at all would make those decisions independently. A UAV is different in that a pilot is still involved in minute to minute decisions. Drones can receive a set of commands and then complete the mission without further intervention. You should know these difference btw.
So yes, a drone is not autonomous. Hence the term "drone".
I wasn't discrediting your argument.
No you attempted to discredit the article and others in the thread for their perceived lack of knowledge, based on a terminology. In my field it's all jargon ,and nobody gets upset if a layperson uses a similar but technically different term....you see if the understand the POINT of the topic. By focusing on such a miniscule detail, and then telling everyone they're stupid, you are very definitely attempting to discredit comments. So sorry.