Drones For Good

Drones For Good
When:
08 Jun 2016
17:00 - 19:00
Location:
Museum of Contemporary Art, Australia, Level 6 Terrace Entrance (Circular Quay West Side), Sydney NSW 2000

Drones have arrived around the world, including in Australia, but their full potential is yet untapped.  From natural disaster rescues to perilous infrastructure repairs and improving crop yields, drones can do what is often too dangerous, too costly or too time consuming for humans.  

Australia already has one of the highest penetrations of drone purchases in the world and trials are ongoing across the country.  Regulators are trying to keep up.

Minister for Foreign Affairs, the Hon Julie Bishop MP will deliver a keynote on the prospects for drones in disrupting the landscape for foreign assistance efforts.  

The panel of experts at this event will present on the potential drones can bring to the economy, to society and our personal lives. Specific trials such as using drones in in search and rescue operations and package delivery will be discussed.

But there are challenges that must be confronted in order to gain public confidence in this technology, such as privacy, security, transparency and accountability.  The panel will discuss these challenges, including the role of government in ensuring that the potential of drones is embraced 

This event is for anyone who is interested in learning more about drone technology and the benefits they can bring to Australia.  

Drones for Good is presented by Intel

 

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