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Streets and sidewalks around San Francisco's Fisherman's Wharf tourist destination are free of cars and pedestrians on March 17, 2020 in San Francisco, California.

A San Francisco man delivered toilet paper to his friend via drone amid the city’s shelter-in-place order directing residents to stay inside to ...

As San Francisco lives through a shelter-in-place order to contain the coronavirus, people are getting creative with how they keep supplies stocked.
A drone sprays disinfectant at Zhengwan village, amid an outbreak of the new coronavirus, in Handan, Hebei province, China.

Spain’s police are flying drones with speakers around public places to warn citizens on coronavirus lockdown to get inside

Spain has declared a state of emergency and ordered its citizens to stay indoors except for necessary trips.
Palantir CEO Alex Karp.

Insiders say a Palantir exec claimed profitability and compared Project Maven to the nuclear bomb in January all-hands

Palantir believes that its work helping drones autonomously identify targets is as important as the race to develop nuclear weapons.
A civilian drone aircraft.

So many drones and aircraft swarmed the site of Kobe Bryant’s helicopter crash that the FAA was forced to close the airspace

The restriction is in effect until the end of the month to prevent aircraft from entering the airspace, a rare occurrence for crashes.
Drones in the night sky (file photo — not the drones in question).

People in Colorado and Nebraska say they’ve seen mysterious swarms of giant drones in the sky. 19 organizations have said they’re not resp...

Large swarms of drones have been reported in six counties across Colorado and Nebraska, but no one knows where they're coming from.
The Skydio2 drone.

An ex-Googler who’s now an exec at drone-maker Skydio said he went from the phone to the drone industry because ‘phones have gotten kind o...

Tom Moss, the COO of Skydio, spent years in the smartphone business before moving to what he says is the next generation of cameras.
The rise of AI has left many open-ended questions about the future of technology and the unintended consequences it may lead to.

Scientists and researchers reveal 13 dark technology scenarios that keep them up at night

AI, drones, and self-driving vehicles raise many open-ended questions about the unintended consequences of technology.

How police are using technology like drones and facial recognition to track people across the US

Emerging technology is giving police departments new ways to prevent crime. It’s also rapidly expanding the scope of police surveillance of civilians.
Anduril CEO Palmer Luckey.

Palmer Luckey’s military tech company Anduril is sending drone destroyers to conflict zones

The new 'Interceptor' drone weighs about as much as a bowling ball and is capable of smashing other drones out of the sky.
An MQ-9 Reaper remotely piloted drone aircraft performs aerial maneuvers over Creech Air Force Base

Nearly 100 countries have military drones, and it’s changing the way the world prepares for war

30 more countries have military drones than a decade ago. "I think drones will be a ubiquitous presence on future battlefields," an expert said.