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Alexander Harmsen (W. Garfield Weston Loran Scholar ’10), CEO and co-founder of Iris Automation, was interviewed by CBC News.

Artificial intelligence (AI) — once the stuff of science fiction — is fuelling the efforts of two Vancouver-based entrepreneurs to give industrial drones the ability to explore distant mining sites, search for missing people in remote locations and even deliver your favourite pizza.

“Really, we’re building collision avoidance for industrial drones,” said Alexander Harmsen, CEO and co-founder of Iris Automation. “We see this huge need for industrial drones for mining exploration, pipeline inspection, agricultural surveying, forestry, or even package delivery.”

Read the article in CBC News:
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/the-race-to-find-the-holy-grail-of-drone-technology-1.3671065