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Meet the two-year-old Silicon Valley startup that beat Amazon to creating the world's largest fully autonomous drone delivery system

Good they'll use new technology for something besides war

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Instead of consumer products, however, Zipline has focused on humanitarian needs, delivering medical supplies to rural communities around the world.

"5.8 million kids die every year due to lack of access to basic medical products," Rinaudo said. "When we heard that, especially in a world with as much wealth as we have, it seemed completely insane to us that no one had applied technology to solve this problem once and for all."

To start, the company has set up a distribution center in Rwanda, where autonomous airplanes take off to deliver over 36 different blood types to hospitals in hard-to-reach places. Today, Zipline delivers around 35% of the national blood supply to Rwanda and helps saves lives by making blood transfusions possible.
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