Drones and robots create jobsite risks

Intelligent agents (robots) and unmanned aerial vehicles (drones), are disrupting the construction industry, replacing skilled labor with often-autonomous digital alternatives, reports Chris Wood in a recent Construction Dive post.

In addition to new opportunities, the entrance of intelligent technology in many industries raises concerns over risk, according to two new reports from market research company Forrester and global insurance provider Allianz. One concern deals with the rise of spoofing, or the unwarranted hacking of a live drone radio signal, which can lead to a crash or data theft, Allianz reports.

Experts warn that little is being done at the policy level to address the imminent changes to the global workforce and security framework from artificial intelligence.

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