According to a statement made by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) about the drone program’s success, the agency in New York is making headway by combining Artificial Intelligence (AI) with its in-house drone inspection program.

This combination, officials say, allows “transmission lines to be more quickly and thoroughly evaluated and any potential issues that could lead to power failure to be identified earlier,”

Buzz Solutions, a platform that is driven by artificial intelligence, is used by the NYPA to evaluate the data and photos that are acquired by drones.

The drone program, in combination with AI, has made inspections far more effective, which has freed up professionals to work on other, more important jobs.

The initiative is in line with the strategic priorities of NYPA, which call for the development of innovative energy solutions and the modernization of grid infrastructure to make it more efficient to deliver clean power. Both of these goals will…