Call them whatever you prefer—"unmanned aircraft systems" (UAS), "small unmanned aircraft systems" (sUAS), "unmanned aircraft vehicles" (UAV), or simply "drones"—these devices have evolved rapidly over the last few years to the point where they count as a significant force in the innovation of industries ranging from photography and film making, through farming and surveying, to maintenance and power line inspection. "So," you might be thinking "that's all very cool but what's that got to do with my company and security?"
Move over chatbots - it is time for the empathetic bot. Say what?! In this new Experts Corner, Ashwin Krishnam explores the intersection of autonomous vehicles, bots, and machine learning. Where will technology take us in the future? Will be able to tell the difference between machine and human?
As systems become increasingly autonomous and capable of learning about and acting on environments without human input, how do we maximize their benefit to society while minimizing their risks? And who is liable for their actions?