How Will the FAA Enable the Next Generation of Flight?
For the last decade, the FAA has worked to integrate UAS safely into the National Airspace System. The commercial drone industry has collaborated closely with federal regulators in an effort to move UAS integration forward. How have these collaborations impacted where things are with drone regulation in 2023? What can we do to collectively enable scaled commercial drone operations? How can the United States maintain its global leadership in advanced aviation? Join this fireside chat with David H. Boulter, Associate Administrator for Aviation Safety to hear updates from FAA leadership on what we can expect for drone integration in 2024 and beyond.
Moderated by Lisa Ellman, Commercial Drone Alliance.
What Do Recent Advances in AI Mean for Your Business?
Artificial intelligence (AI) has opened up innovative and groundbreaking drone applications that range from delivery to inspection to surveying. While the potential of AI to enable autonomy for commercial drone applications has been a topic for years, recent advances are changing the paradigm around this topic for the entire drone industry in ways few could have imagined. These advances are raising a number of important questions, including:
· Can AI make drone-based infrastructure condition assessments more accurate, efficient, and safe?
· Are innovations in AI opening up brand-new opportunities or applications?
· How can advances with AI integrate into an existing flight deck to augment current flights, and power future autonomous flights?
· Who are some of the top AI innovators and solution providers?
· Will AI unlock a new era of autonomy?
To answer these questions and more, a panel of experts will discuss how AI is transforming the drone industry and how businesses can leverage AI to improve their operations. The panelists will explore the latest trends in AI for drones, discuss the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead, and offer their insights on how businesses can get involved.
Moderated by Kay Wackwitz. Panelists include Neta Gliksman, Percepto; Brendan Groves, Skydio; Barritt Lovelace, Collins Engineers, Inc.; and Travis Mason, Merlin Labs.