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AI-powered drone deployed in Libya has possibly killed people without any human interference

What has happened in Libya, as reported by the UN, is a new development given the fact that the drone did not have any human operating it when it executed the attack, it relied on AI to identify and strike its targets.

Drone usage and South African law

What are the consequences for the user/controller of a drone if it ends up causing damage to people and/or property? To probe this question further the principles found in the Law of Delict provide some guidance.

How to hide from a drone in the age of surveillance

Over the past decade, there’s been an explosion in the public’s use of drones – everyday people with everyday tech doing interesting things. The near future is likely to see even more of these devices in the sky, flown by an ever-growing cast of social, political, and economic actors.

Drones being used in Kenya and Rwanda to enforce COVID-19 lockdown

Rwanda and Kenya are using drones to assist police to help catch people who are violating COVID-19 lockdown regulations. This comes after some people have found routes where police don't set up roadblocks.

Drones are being used in Ghana in the fight against COVID-19

Ghana has enlisted the services of Silicon Valley drone company, Zipline, in its fight to stop the spread of COVID-19. Zipline first started working with the government of Ghana in 2019 for the delivery of medical supplies.

Motorcycles more cost-effective for medical deliveries than drones

Researchers have compared delivery of medical lab samples using drones or motorcycles. Their discovery has been that drones are not as cost-effective as using motorcycles for medical deliveries in most cases.

The darker side of drones and Artificial Intelligence

A lack of legislation could leave African countries vulnerable to data abuse when it comes to the use of drones and Artificial Intelligence for development purposes. As such, researchers are being urged to consider ethical implications of AI tools before their deployment.