Flock Uses Artificial Intelligence to Assess Drone Flight Risk

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Aug 17, 2016
References: flyflock.org & mashable
Flock is an innovative new drone startup that isn't involved in the business of actually constructing and manufacturing drones, but rather offering a wide array of technologies that are designed to make the skies safer as they become increasingly populated by drones.

This drone startup makes use of artificial intelligence in conjunction with licensing data to ascertain the position of buildings, people and vehicles while also taking weather conditions into account. It then enters all the pertinent data into a risk assessment platform that figures out whether it's safe to fly or not. In the future, Flock's service could also help to create flight schedules by taking risk factors into account.

This artificial intelligence-based service caters to insurance companies as well as drone operators.