Check Out This Awesome TEDx Talk on the Future of Automated Drones

Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 12:25PM
Artificial Intelligence
Robotics
Tuesday, 21 March 2017 - 12:25PM
Check Out This Awesome TEDx Talk on the Future of Automated Drones
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"We live in an extraordinary era. An era where multiple technological revolutions, singular turning points transform our lives. Something new is invented and after that, everything changes."

It sounds like something out of science fiction.

"We conquered the skies, and started utilizing it, it became much more than man's ambition. It became something obvious, part of our day to day lives."

These are the words of Ran Krauss, founder of Airobotics, whose recent TEDx talk is on the futuristic developments that are currently happening in the world of aerial drones. His verdict: the skies are about to get an awful lot busier, and pretty much all security guards are about to become obsolete. Here's the full talk:



Krauss covers a lot of ground in his talk about the development of automated drones and what the technology is being used for, but perhaps the most compelling element is the fact that his company has developed autonomous flying security bots that are capable of policing a secure compound without any input from a human. Rain or shine, these machines can be programmed to periodically scour an area, pick up on anything unusual or out of place, and report back on any disturbances.

But this is just the start, as Krauss notes: these autonomous drones can also be used for a variety of other purposes. For example, they're significantly cheaper, faster, and better for the environment than traditional courier services. We've already seen Amazon's delivery drones in action, for example. The rise of automated, artificially intelligent drones is yet more proof that humanity has entered the period of our history known as the Not Too Distant Future. Just try to ignore the nagging voice in the back of your head that keeps yelling the word "Skynet" over and over.
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