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Drone fighter planes ‘being programmed for mid-air dog fight…

Drone fighter planes capable of thinking for themselves in mid-air dog fights against enemy human pilots are being developed by US military researchers. Autonomous aircraft equipped with artificial intelligence and pre-programmed with vast hours of training time are being readied to test against real-life Top Guns in fighter jets as …

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Drone Insurance: How Many Commercial Drone Operators Insure …

Dronelife commercial drone insurance results As drones become increasingly integrated into the fabric of business, drone insurance is also a growing sector.  Many industries require commercial pilots to purchase insurance before flying – other pilots insure in order to protect their fleet and sensors.   Insurance for commercial drone flights …

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Drones in India: BVLOS Drone Delivery for Food and Medicine

The Indian Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) has just taken a major step forward to promote drones in India.  Just a year after India announced that they would allow experimental drone flights beyond visual line of sight (BVLOS), two consortia, both led by ANRA technologies, have been granted exemptions to …

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World Oceans Day: Developing Drone Technology to Protect Mar…

It’s World Oceans Day – and DRONELIFE is noting the day by reporting on researchers at Loughborough University’s Wolfson School of Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering who are pushing the boundaries of drone technology to protect marine wildlife. “Sometimes when I’m out at sea and I see the devastation caused …

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NYPD shows interest in ‘pandemic drones’ that outraged Conn….

New York City’s police department is reportedly considering the use of “pandemic drone” technology to determine if people are infected with coronavirus, even though a Connecticut town has already scrapped its plan due to privacy concerns. Westport residents were successful in stymying plans for a drone that could detect a person’s …

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Humanitarian Drones: Should AI Powered UAVs be Used for Huma…

image: UNICEF.  The following is an Editorial Opinion. A few months ago, I was honored to have the opportunity to speak with Camille Oren, who with Andrej Verity co-authored a paper published today on Digital Humanitarians titled Artificial Intelligence (AI) Applied to Unmanned Aerial Vehicles and its Impact on Humanitarian Action. …

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