Plus, what ChatGPT means for IoT and more

Liz Hughes, Editor, IoT World Today

July 14, 2023

2 Min Read

Here are the most read stories in IoT World Today this week:

Flying Car Approved for Test Flights by FAA

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has given approval to Alef Aeronautics to test its flying car.

The $300,000 eVTOL (electric vertical takeoff and landing) craft is also designed to be driven on roads.

The company received a special airworthiness certification from the FAA to conduct test flights of its two-passenger vehicle.

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Humanoid Robots Tell UN They Would Make Better World Leaders

A panel of nine humanoid robots told reporters they would be more efficient leaders than humans but had no plans to take jobs away.

The panel, made up of robots including the social humanoid robot Sophia, health care robot Grace and a “rock star” robot Desdemona, was part of the U.N.’s AI for Good Global Summit, established to show how tech can help achieve sustainable development goals. 

The panel was heralded as the world's first human-robot news conference.

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Another Flying Car Approved for Test Flights by FAA

ASKA received a special airworthiness certification from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) to conduct test flights of its four-seater passenger vehicle.

The vehicle is also designed to travel by road, with the large wings and propellers folded and resting on top of the vehicle.

The electric vehicle has a flight range of up to 250 miles with speeds up to 125 mph, according to the company.

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Where ChatGPT Fits in the Internet of Things

ChatGPT’s debut last November – and the publicity it generated – has sparked a widespread interest in the generative AI technology it uses and its possible applications. The human-like text the sophisticated chatbot produces has had some worrying that a self-aware robot threatening humanity waits around the corner.

Luckily, the more fantastic fears of an approaching man vs. machine apocalypse, like the one portrayed in “The Terminator,” will not likely be brought to fruition by ChatGPT. 

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Shark-Monitoring Drones Deployed Along New York Coast

New York is expanding its fleet of shark-monitoring drones, amid reports of rising attacks.

The state will reportedly spend up to $1 million to deploy as many as 42 new drones, according to the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. 

Governor Kathy Hochul announced that the drones would be sent to communities living in Long Island Beach, New York City and Westchester County. 

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About the Author(s)

Liz Hughes

Editor, IoT World Today, IoT World Today

Liz Hughes is an award-winning digital media editor with more than two decades of experience in newspaper, magazine and online media industries. 

A proven digital media strategist and editor, Liz has produced content and offered editorial support and leadership for a variety of web publications, including Fast Company, NBC Boston, Street Fight, QuinStreet, WTWH Media, AOL/Patch Media and Design News.

A skilled social media strategist experienced in developing and maintaining an audience across multiple platforms and brands, Liz also enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise to help businesses small and large.

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