A tank that drives itself. A drone that picks its own targets. A machine gun with facial-recognition software. Sound like science fiction? Weapons powered by artificial intelligence are already here. Original article at nytimes.com

The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) and National Park Service are reminding people that the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C., is a “No Drone Zone.” The post FAA bans drones from the National Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C View original article at Digital Trends

On Christmas , the Federal Aviation Administration decided to further extend the drone ban further into Virginia and Maryland, increasing the radius of the “no-drone zone” by 30 miles outside Washington, D.C. The post Washington D.C.’s ‘no fly zone’ for drones just got extended by 30 miles appeared first on Digital Trends View original article at Digital Trends

The radius includes many rural areas nowhere near an airport. Image: MapDevelopers.comThe Federal Aviation Administration has shut down at least 36 model aircraft clubs in the Washington, DC area, citing a new, extended no-fly zone for drones around the nation’s capital.The FAA has been worried about the proliferation of drones for several years now, and in September extended a 15-mile no fly zone surrounding Washington, DC’s National Airport to 30 miles. The FAA has cited national security issues and airspace safety as the main reasons for its DC…

Officers detained a man they said was flying a drone in the park across from the White House but determined that the drone was not carrying anything harmful. Original article at nytimes.com

Secret Service agents investigating the man who operated the drone that crashed on the White House lawn last week said they believed there was enough evidence to charge him with a crime. Original article at nytimes.com

The man was flying the drone outside his apartment window when it shot off toward the White House, the friend who owned the device said. Original article at nytimes.com