In this episode I speak with industry icon, Jim Williams. As the FAA’s top executive on unmanned aircraft (UAS) he led its first UAS Integration Office and wrote the rules for unmanned systems. We discuss executing a compliance strategy, the relationship between the industry and the FAA, the secret sauce behind how drone regulations are made, and why you should never describe your drone as “autonomous” to regulators.
Our interview with Dr. David Danks, one of the world’s premier ethicists in the area of artificial intelligence, covers the key ethical considerations for driverless cars and drones, how to apply AI ethics to building a company or device, and the United Nations AI for Good Summit. Enjoy!
My next guest is Sanjiv Singh, CEO of Near Earth Autonomy, Research Professor at Carnegie Mellon University, and Editor and Chief of the Journal of Field Robotics. His company makes some of the most advanced autonomous navigation systems in the world. He drives a bold vision for air vehicles within the industry and the company. Being part of the team nominated in 2018 for the famed Collier Trophy indicates he's right on target.
This encore episode with cyber-guru, Bruce Schneier, is in response to the requests we received on Reddit, LinkedIn, and email for a deeper dive after our recent conversation with him. We drill all the way down to the CPU level in this discussion of autonomous vehicle security.
We start with a simple question, “Who is the threat actor we need to protect our vehicles from?” Bruce’s answer has lessons in it for everyone from a user to a government regulator.
In this interview, we speak with cybersecurity expert Bruce Schneier. Bruce is internationally renowned with multiple books, including, Click Here to Kill Everybody. Bruce shares his perspective on the broad security issues that need to be addressed in our autonomous future. The crucial question to answer is, “Who will dictate policy?” and we talk about it.
In this interview, we ask the City of Pittsburgh’s Director of the Department of Mobility and Infrastructure a very important question.
“How does a city decide when the autonomous vehicle operations are no longer safe?”
If you’ve ever wondered if a city might suspend operations after an accident, what metrics city officials care about, or how someone gets into a role to be making such decisions, this is the interview you should be listening to.
Pleased to join a distinguished panel of colleagues at AUVSI Xponential to discuss the safety and reliability of autonomous vehicles. One of the challenges that the industry faces is dealing with synthetic metrics such as “disengagement rates” -which really relate more to risk tolerance than safety and reliability. I point out that going down this road has huge pitfalls for manufacturers and public policy implications. Thanks SAE for the invitation!
Stan Caldwell shares the lessons he and his colleagues are learning as they investigate new urban mobility technologies. In the chase to leverage AI, Vehicle-to-Everything (V2X) communications, and driverless technologies, Stan works to ensure that all, and not just part of a community will get to benefit.
Amy is a global visionary in designing mixed-use projects and commercial buildings that allow the driverless cars, drones, and air taxis of tomorrow to operate safely and efficiently. Her plans start by embracing what people need.
In our first trans-Atlantic podcast we talk with DroneAlert's, founder and CEO, Brooke Tapsall. We learn about her journey from EU Commission scientist to CEO of a hot drone industry startup that's rewriting C-UAS and how to inspire women and girls to pursue STEM careers. We round things out with a discussion on the March 2019 changes to EU drone regs.
Innovation & Autonomy with Author John Coyle
We talk with John about designing for autonomy, public trust, making vehicles compatible with humans, building better teams, and understanding it when he says, "Persistence is awesome, until it is stupid."
John K. Coyle is one of the world's leading experts in Design Thinking and author of the new book Design for Strengths. His accomplishments include an Olympic silver medal in short track speed skating, he is a Stanford d.school grad, Kellogg MBA, NBC Sports analyst, and Professor of Innovation.
Israel Stol, author and serial inventor discusses with Ken Dunlap the basics of creativity and innovation. In this three-part series we explore why we should care about creativity in our lives and organizations. Perhaps most importantly, how we should think about creativity and all of its facets? We discuss questions like: Is creativity a 24/7 occupation or does it depend on the situation or context within which we find ourselves? What if I am not working in Silicon Valley or even a startup can a traditional workplace benefit from me knowing about innovation and creativity?
This is the story of how you can literally save your company from catastrophic litigation, limit damages, and in the process be able differentiate yourself with a certification or designation straight from the US Government. If your drone or driverless vehicle or even your research helps with protecting, detecting, identifying, or deterring bad things or bad people you'll want to turn up the volume.