Today, Sony announced that it was launching a new project called 'Airpeak'. As the name hints, Airpeak will be Sony's take on AI-powered drones and the Japanese giant will contribute by bringing its remote-sensing technology to the domain.
Sony has assigned the "Airpeak" brand to reflect its aspiration to contribute to the further evolvement and the creation of the unprecedented value through its imaging and sensing technology as well as 3R technologies (Reality, Real-time and Remote) in the drone area.
The firm already specializes in making top-of-the-line cameras for both photography and videography, and Airpeak will take a cue from this. Sony says that the project will "support the creativity of video creators to the fullest extent possible, aiming to contribute to the further development of the entertainment industry". This could mean that the new project will bring in drones to capture some interesting shots of sports, exploration, and even regular settings. Furthermore, the project also aims to bring in improved efficiency and savings in various industries. Special attention will be paid to safety and reliability in all environments as well.
Airpeak is slated to launch somewhere in the spring of 2021. Sony will soon be seeking collaborating partners for the project. Apart from this, there isn't much that the Japanese firm has detailed about the project.
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