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Old 01-20-2018, 02:06 PM
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While I think artificial intelligence (AI) and drones should be reasonably monitored and regulated for safety reasons, here is one example where AI and drones could be absolutely wonderful and be a positive aspect to society. In this case, save human lives.

Drone rescues 2 swimmer caught in riptide:


Think about it, a child or an adult or multiple people are swept out to sea through a riptide or from falling overboard from a ship (deadliest catch crab fishing or a family cruise etc.), or a plane crashed into the ocean (MH370) and these drones could be deployed to locate the victim(s) and either deploy life rafts while beaconing for help with their GPS coordinates or can rescue the victim(s) directly.

Each AI, non human operated drones could cover more ground faster, more efficiently, more effectively and cheaper then its comparable human operated aircraft. That means more could be bought and deployed at once by the Coast Guard or Navy to cover exponentially more area and increase the chances of being found before hypothermia, dehydration, exhausted and ultimately drowning occur. An absolute life saver both metaphorically and literally.

This is absolutely wonderful news and progress. These two men's lives were saved due to a drone. Many countless more could be saved because of this tech if utilized.
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Old 01-22-2018, 11:07 AM
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Drone technology should progress very quickly. I would imagine in the years to come, they will be able to carry more weight, ideally they could carry the weight of a person or more. but I think many will put them to use in criminal ways (if they are not already).

I do not agree about them being regulated though, thankfully the Govt chose not to regulate so far.
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Old 02-21-2018, 08:50 AM
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Your thoughts on using drones as one of several tools to enhance school security? Maybe an easier way to monitor activities on larger campuses? Would require savvy, attentive operators, I suppose. Perhaps cost-prohibitive at this point but I'm interested in the possibilities for future use in order to protect lives (assuming regulated appropriately).
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