Drones, AI, and ISR. Writing a book about airborne surveillance for @HMHCo. Co-director @DroneCenter.

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Arthur Holland Michel is a writer covering technology, art, culture, the environment, crime, public policy, and drones.

He is the co-director of the Center for the Study of the Drone at Bard College.

He is from Cusco, Peru.

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Turkey has agreed to sell an undisclosed number of strike drones to Qatar. But what, exactly, would Qatar use them for?  http://www.janes.com/article/78581/dimdex-2018-qatar-orders-bayraktar-uavs 
It was, in part, the Predator that inspired me to get into the world of drones in 2012. (Photo by Senior Airman Christian Clausen) https://t.co/1z20OR06nS
In the last seven or so years, the Predator has become somewhat of a culture icon. You see it in TV shows, graffiti on walls, in artworks. Songs have been written about it. Afghan weavers have even depict Predators in traditional rugs:  https://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/shortcuts/gallery/2015/feb/03/drones-ak-47s-and-grenades-afghan-war-rugs 
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