Amazon's Satellite Project Will Cost Billions, Jeff Bezos Says

Amazon consumer CEO Jeff Wilke

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It uses artificial intelligence, machine learning and computer vision to detect and adjust for moving objects. Future Amazon orders could be delivered by a self-driving drone within a matter of months now. The new model is described as featuring a "hybrid design" with improved stability and efficiency, as well as better safety than the previous version.

The Federal Aviation Administration recently issued Amazon Prime Air a special certificate to test its latest drones, Yahoo Finance first reported, and the Amazon executive Jeff Wilke said the service would be ready "within months" to deliver packages to customers.

The Project Kuiper initiative, disclosed earlier this year, is the type of big bet the company needs to keep making as its massive scale renders smaller endeavors less meaningful, Bezos said Thursday at Amazon's re:MARS conference in Las Vegas.

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"We know customers will only feel comfortable receiving drone deliveries if they know the system is incredibly safe".

Amazon's head of consumer business Jeff Wilke said the feature was meant to help shoppers find styles and clothes they could not describe in words, and it used brand, price range and customer reviews to connect the user to the consumer database of the uploaded photo.

The company has said it views automation as a way to help workers.

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Attention shoppers: Your next Amazon delivery may come from the skies.

Amazon did not immediately respond to TheDCNF's request for comment. In April, a subsidiary of search giant Google won approval from the FAA to make drone deliveries in parts of Virginia. "This certificate is valid for one year and is eligible for renewal", the FAA added. Both technology development and regulations - primarily flight over people, not now allowed without a waiver, or flight over vehicles - will have to progress further to allow drone delivery in all areas. Company claims to have been achieved this using explainable stereo vision in parallel with sophisticated AI algorithms trained to detect people and animals from above. "Amazon is a large enough company now that we need to be doing things that, if they work, can actually move the needle".

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