The widely-renowned Australian moral philosopher, Professor Peter Singer, is at the forefront of thinking on the social impact and ethical implications of new technologies. In June 2018, Professor Singer gave a public lecture on ethics and technology at the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
The use of Automated Facial Recognition (AFR) within a CCTV landscape has the potential to offer many benefits to society, from supporting healthcare and helping city authorities look after our public spaces to biometric authentication for international travel, managing controlled, safe access to workplaces and leisure venues, and control of anti-social behaviours and criminal activities.
India’s drone regulation has, to this point, been very ad-hoc and fragmented, resulting in a drone industry that has not been able to capitalise on the opportunities offered by the technology. On 27th August, India’s Directorate General of Civil Aviation (DGCA) announced the country’s first Civil Aviation Requirements (CAR) that will go into effect on 1st December 2018.
Integrating drones into airspace is an issue facing regulators globally, as safety concerns are prominent, while the economic potential of the technology needs to be allowed to develop and flourish. Managing this traffic with an effective system occupies many companies, hence the launch of U-Space, an initiative to implement pan-European Unmanned Traffic Management (UTM).