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— the world's largest historical carbon emitter — would make significant new investments in climate mitigation "both internationally and as part of our efforts to build back better from COVID" and that it would deliver on its financial commitments. That would include an outstanding balance of $2 billion the Obama administration pledged to the U.N. Green Climate Fund. Biden portrayed his summit proposal last year as an opportunity to pressure other countries — notably China — to do more toward meeting Paris emission targets. China has yet to update its 2030 commitment, although it did roll out a new promise last autumn to zero out emissions by 2060. But while China might provide more short-term details when it releases its 14th five-year plan in March, experts say a fully conceived U.S. plan may still be months away. "It's actually a pretty big lift to come up with a full NDC because you can't just think of a number. You have to think through the entire policy strategy, which is, at this point, both a federal and nonfederal strategy across all sectors of the economy," said Nathan Hultman, an Obama White House official who helped build the 2025 Paris pledge and is now founder and director of the Center for Global Sustainability at the University of Maryland. The 2025 pledge to cut emissions between 26% and 28% compared with 2005 levels by 2025 relied on ambitious federal executive actions. The Biden administration faces pressure to put forward a new pledge that is in the neighborhood of 50% by 2030 — taking account of legislative, regulatory and nonfederal actions. "That's a lot of strategic thinking that has to be done," Hultman said. And while he said important analysis was performed outside of the federal government during the Trump years, White House climate adviser Gina McCarthy, Kerry and Biden's agencies will have substantial number crunching to do before laying out a new commitment. And Hultman said there was debate both in and outside the Biden administration about whether April was the right time frame. "I think everybody both in the government and outside of the government would recognize that getting that done by April is an extraordinarily big lift," he said. Hultman and others said the White House could offer something short of a full NDC in April that still moves the ball on climate action. That could involve top-line numbers on emission reductions for 2030 that would be fleshed out later. Alden Meyer, a senior associate with U.K.-based climate think tank E3G, said Biden's summit could also focus on the importance of using pandemic recovery spending to shift economies toward lower-carbon models, rather than simply propping up high-emitting industries. The president is expected to propose economic recovery legislation next month that includes substantial green energy investment.

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“When time is of the essence, whether it is on a job site or you’re predicting inclement weather, those minutes are absolutely crucial. The job site is always flowing and changing, being able to capture a moment in time is essential.”  Having the confidence that you can fly and capture data at a moment’s notice changes how and when drones can be deployed on the job site, adding to their value and opening up new use cases. On top of these time savings, Skydio’s AI and Computer vision has also made a significant difference in where Sundt can fly. Flying Where No Drone Has Gone Before with AI & Computer Vision Most drones are reliant upon GPS and magnetometers for navigation. Construction sites often have materials that interfere with these navigation systems. Because Skydio’s navigation is based on AI and computer vision, it can fly near objects that would normally down or confuse manual drones that rely on GPS navigation and magnetometers. Powerful computer vision and AI also enables Skydio drones to get in closer than anyone flying manually would feel comfortable doing. “The first thing we had to do at Skydio was break the dependence on GPS and magnetometers,” explained Delepine. “To do that we had to come up with a sophisticated vision system. The Skydio is running 12 deep networks at a time, which requires a powerful chip. This is why we use the NVIDIA Tegra TX2, which is a lot stronger than the chips being used by other drones in the market. This enables the drone to process a lot of data. From the hardware all the way up through the software, there is the base of autonomy that lets you fly in ways that you wouldn’t otherwise be able to. For breaking news example, Skydio can dodge obstacles that you can’t even see in the camera feed because it has been trained to draw rational conclusions about the space around it. For instance, if it sees part of a cable, it assumes that the cable extends into space and makes maneuvers to avoid it.”  What this translates to is particularly powerful when you consider all the applications it opens up, especially within dangerous environments. For example, because Sundt gets contracted to work with high-pressure, high-temperature systems, the ability to safely fly in close quarters in spatially challenging spaces can save lives. “With Skydio, we can get into some very tight, claustrophobic, and dangerous areas where you wouldn’t want to put a human,” explained Miller. “At Sundt we inspect high-pressure, high-temperature systems. When you use a drone for these inspections, you’re not reducing an injury, you’re reducing a death. With human inspections, the construction industry has been able to reduce the injury rate over the years, but the death rate has stayed the same—when something explodes in these environments, there is no coming out of that. Because the Skydio can fly into these areas that would be impossible with other drones and capture that data for us, we can effectively reduce that death rate.
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