NYPA adds AI to drone inspection and analysis of power lines

NYPA AI drone inspection

Already accustomed to using drones to inspect its enormous 1,400 circuit miles of transmission infrastructure, the New York Power Authority (NYPA) says it’s now turning to artificial intelligence (AI) analytics to both speed up and improve detection of weak points requiring repair, and take action to prevent costly outages.

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EU proposal increases liability of AI makers in drone and other tech mishaps

The executive body of the European Union (EU) has introduced draft regulation that would make it easier for individuals and organizations to sue companies whose products – including drones – caused prejudice, damage, or injury due to malfunctioning or misuse of integrated artificial intelligence (AI) technology.

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American Robotics adds anomaly detection AI to automated Scout drones

Leading autonomous drone services provider American Robotics says it has begun equipping its Scout System UAVs with new artificial intelligence (AI) anomaly detection capabilities designed to help clients – particularly those in oil and gas – avoid unexpected developments or accidents that could lead to costly consequences.

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San Diego drone tech startup raises $165M to build AI pilot

Shield AI, an artificial intelligence company focusing on drones and other autonomous aircraft, is on a mission to build “the world’s best AI pilot.” To that end, the San Diego startup has raised $90 million in equity and $75 million in debt as part of a Series E fundraising round. The funding values Shield AI at $2.3 billion.

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ZeroEyes puts gun detection AI on Asylon Robotics drones

It is a partnership that’s both timely and, sadly, increasingly necessary. Artificial intelligence-powered ZeroEyes gun detection technology is being integrated into automated drones and robotic ground assets produced by Asylon Robotics to avert, and when necessary, respond to active shooter situations.

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SiteAware raises $15 million to expand drone-linked construction verification system

Construction sector tech services provider SiteAware has raised $15 million Series B funding to expand client adoption of its Digital Construction Verification platform, part of its aim to make the drone-linked, artificial intelligence-enhanced asset the new standard throughout the US building industry.

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