As the next big companies like Amazon are testing drones’ solutions in commercial use it is becoming obvious that soon they are going to enter our everyday life for good. Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) predicts there will be 7 million drones in use by 2020. The tremendous opportunities contacted to the drones’ solutions like replacement of workers during hazardous task or reducing the cost also generate many concerns connected to privacy protection and safety. Nobody wants to see autonomous vehicle flying around with the camera or suddenly dropping of somebody’s head. Cities have to face the challenge of setting appropriate regulations about who, when and where can operate the drones so machines won’t disturb the inhabitants’ everyday life. To fully use the potential of this new technology without facing the possible threats regional authorities should start the legislation process the soonest possible.
Director, PwC Poland
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