Autonomous Flying Systems
Drones. They’re everywhere now, and there’s huge potential for further business applications. But to make the most of this technology, we need a smart infrastructure. For politics and society, security issues arise when drone technology is combined with artificial intelligence to create autonomous weapons systems.
This conversation between Lorenz Meier, founder and CEO of Auterion, a deep-tech company from Switzerland that is building software for mobile robotics, and Benedikt Franke, CEO of the Munich Security Conference, gives insights into future applications, opportunities and challenges in the sector of autonomous drones.
Dr. Lorenz Meier is Founder and CEO of Auterion, a deep tech company that was awarded the prestigious Swiss Economic Award for its open source approach to building software for mobile robotics. Meier has been active in the drone industry since 2008.
Munich Security Conference
Benedikt Franke is Vice-Chairman and CEO of the Munich Security Conference. Previously he worked as Special Assistant for the former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Nobel Laureate, Kofi Annan. He holds a PhD from the University of Cambridge.