November 27, 2022
General Electric Co. is pictured at the Global Operations Center in San Pedro Garza Garcia - REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

General Electric Co. is pictured at the Global Operations Center in San Pedro Garza Garcia - REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

General Electric Co. is pictured at the Global Operations Center in San Pedro Garza Garcia – REUTERS/Daniel Becerril

Reuters is reporting this morning that General Electric is testing autonomous drones to inspect refineries, factories and railroads. The tests are a first step in exploring the opportunity to capture a slice of the inspection market, estimated to be ~$40 Billion business.

Reuters reports that “GE is expected to announce the new business, which is focused on the oil and gas, transportation and power sectors, as early as Tuesday at a conference in Berlin, Germany” and that “GE said its Avitas business will combine computer analytics and artificial intelligence with its knowledge of the industrial systems it builds and its existing inspection business.”

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