One of the Seven Wonders of the World is set to be restored with the assistance of drone technology as a result of a new strategic partnership.
Intel has announced it has teamed up with the China Foundation for Cultural Heritage Conservation to protect and restore the Great Wall of China.
Over the next few months, Intel’s Falcon 8+ drones will capture aerial photography of the walls to obtain high-definition 3-D images, helping teams gauge the Great Wall’s current condition.
Intel Artificial Intelligence data capture will create a visual representation of the Great Wall to help efficiently and safely identify sections in need of repair.
Anil Nanduri, vice president and general manager, Intel’s drone team, said: “Using drones, we are able to inspect multiple aspects of the structure including areas that are quite inaccessible.
“We continue to be excited about the future of inspections being automated all the way from drone data capture to data processing, analysis and insights. We look forward to leveraging our technology to aid in the preservation of more world heritage sites in the future.”
Alyson Griffin, Intel’s leader of global brand marketing, added: “This partnership showcases how Intel’s technology breakthroughs can benefit with the restoration of the Great Wall of China. It’s a powerful example of how Intel’s artificial intelligence and drone technology can positively impact the world.”