Microsoft to present its new Azure AI drone capability software at the UK Drone Show

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Microsoft and DJI are set to showcase their new drone control SDK for Windows 10 at next week’s UK Drone Show.

This latest collaboration allows developers to build apps on the Microsoft OS which can control the drones sold by DJI.

The purpose of the new SDK is to give businesses more ways to quickly deploy AI-powered drones for security or maintenance tasks.

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As well as the drones themselves, other hardware can also be accessed and controlled via the SDK, such as sensors or even robotic components.

Oliver O’Brien, an organiser at the UK Drone Show, said: “We’re delighted to be able to give Microsoft and DJI the platform to introduce their new technology to the UK. The commercial use of drones is a huge growth area at the moment, and the UK government and airspace regulator have recognised this.”

He added: “This new partnership between Microsoft and DJI is just one of many cutting-edge technologies we will have on display that are making the commercial use of drones easier to implement.”

Microsoft and DJI first announced the new SDK collaboration at this year’s AirWorks conference in Dallas, Texas which CDP attended.

Read coverage of the keynote talk given by Microsoft’s Dinesh Narayanan here:

AirWorks 2018: DJI and Microsoft build on partnership with Windows SDK launch

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