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.
Artificial intelligence is at the heart of India’s economic strategy, according to finance minister Arun Jaitley. As part of his budget speech for 2018-19, Jaitley recognised the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) to transform economies and the need for India to strategise its approach in order to maximise the benefits of the technology.
The Journal of Engineering and Technology Management has conducted research into attitudes of driverless cars in a closed environment, analysing the underlying factors affecting trust in driverless cars. The technology is seen as being a huge disruptor in the next technology revolution but a lack of trust is a principal barrier to its wide-scale adoption.
Artificial intelligence (AI) is powering China in its technological push. A law school in Peking University has opened a new research centre to examine how AI can impact China’s legal system. Meanwhile, law enforcement agencies have received a boost to their powers with AI-powered solutions for surveillance and monitoring. However, the recently enacted cybersecurity law raises some concerns beyond its stated jurisdiction.
Hokianga Restricted Airspace is an 874 square kilometre area in New Zealand that has been opened up to trials of UAVs flying beyond visual line of sight (BVLoS). The test range has been dubbed “Incredible Skies” and it extends the opportunity for a new wave of UAV research, both in New Zealand, and globally.