The European Union (EU) is set to begin a pilot programme to protect national borders using artificial intelligence (AI). Dubbed iBorderCTRL and branded as an AI-powered lie detector, it will require passengers to upload pictures of their passport, visa, and proof of funds, before answering a series of questions to a webcam.
The Internet of Things (IoT) will provide a number of different challenges to privacy and data protection. Examining these issues are Dr Kevin Curran, senior member of the IEEE and professor of cybersecurity in the School of Computing and Intelligent Systems at the University of Ulster, and Adam Brown, manager of security solutions at Synopsys.
On Wednesday 5 October, President Trump signed the FAA Reauthorisation Act of 2018, after the Senate had given final approval to the five year reauthorisation for the FAA (Federal Aviation Administration). It passed the Senate by a 93-6 vote, and is noteworthy as being the first five-year bill to be passed since the 1980s.
The Robotic Process Automation (RPA) market will continue to undergo dramatic and rapid maturation in 2019, but RPA companies are finding themselves at a tipping point: They will either grow into their lofty market valuations or we will start to hear the hissing of a deflating bubble and warning signs of a “hype cycle” crash.
The International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) has released its Draft International Standards for Drone Operations for a public consultation. Drone professionals, academics, businesses, and the general public is invited to submit comments by 21 Jan 2019. Worldwide adoption is scheduled for 2019.
November 21, 2018 – DJI, the world’s leader in civilian drones and aerial imaging technology, today demonstrated how its AeroScope remote identification technology can be a key element in an unmanned traffic management (UTM) system that safely integrates drones and traditional aircraft into the same airspace.
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).