Marine


ARX Maritime: Could Artificial Intelligence Replace Actual Intelligence?

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ARX Maritime, Chief Executive, Josh Hutchinson looks at how artificial intelligence is impacting the maritime industry and questions whether one day, artificial intelligence could take over from human intelligence completely. There is a "D" word in the maritime industry that won't be going away any time soon. It's the process of questioning existing methods and practices to make them more efficient with the use of digital technology. Although it's often associated with futuristic ideals, digitalisation is nothing new, the term has been around since the late 1950s, starting with digital computers and digital record keeping. Since then, we've accepted and embraced it, and have become steadily more dependent on it.


SEA MACHINES AUTONOMOUS MARINE TECHNOLOGY

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The deal is significant not only to Sea Machines and Maersk, but also to the larger maritime industry as the installation marks first time computer vision, Light Detection and Ranging (LiDAR) and perception software will be utilized aboard a container vessel to augment and upgrade transit operations. The solution chosen by Maersk is the latest in Sea Machines' portfolio and uses artificial intelligence (AI) to improve at-sea situational awareness, object identification and tracking capabilities. Similar to Advanced Driver-Assistance Systems (ADAS) commonly found in automobiles – which alerts drivers of roadway hazards and prevent accidents – Sea Machines' system uses advanced sensors to collect a continuous stream of information from a vessel's environmental surroundings, identify and track potential conflicts, and efficiently display the knowledge in the wheelhouse. Maersk's goal of the collaboration is to prove the technology aids the seafarers, can remove the line of sight restriction from the bridge, and provides the infrastructure for a future autonomous collision avoidance system. "We are extremely proud that the world's largest shipping company selected Sea Machines as their advanced perception and autonomous technology provider" explained Michael Johnson, founder and CEO, Sea Machines.


OOCL and Microsoft to Develop Artificial Intelligence Applications for the Shipping Industry – gCaptain

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Hong Kong-based shipping company Orient Overseas Container Line (OOCL) has teamed up with Microsoft's research arm in Asia to advance the application of Artificial Intelligence research in the shipping industry. The collaboration will look for ways to use AI to improve shipping network operations and achieve efficiencies within OOCL's business. The project is expected to nurture over 200 AI developers over the next 12 months. OOCL sees AI as key to the it's digital transformation. The company already uses machine learning in some its operations and has as a talent base of over 1,000 developers located in San Jose, Hong Kong, Zhuhai, Shanghai and Manila.


Microsoft teams up with Japan's JRCS on mixed reality

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Like much of the Japanese economy, the marine industry in Japan has been grappling with an ageing population and a shortage of workers required to deliver marine transport services that power 99.7% of the country's overseas trade. Check out the latest findings on how the hype around artificial intelligence could be sowing damaging confusion. Also, read a number of case studies on how enterprises are using AI to help reach business goals around the world. You forgot to provide an Email Address. This email address doesn't appear to be valid.


Technology and the sea: Autonomous ships and digital captains - Asia News Center

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Imagine a future with self-navigating ships. As they ply the ocean autonomously their "digital captains" are far away on dry land, keeping watch remotely with mixed reality (MR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. JRCS – a major Japanese maritime services company – believes it can make this a reality within the next 12 years. With the help of Microsoft, it has just launched an ambitious plan to digitally transform the global shipping industry. In a series of initial steps, JRCS is deploying MR, the Internet of Things (IoT), and AI to change how shipping crews are trained, how ships are maintained, and how navigational safety and standards are promoted and enforced.


Technology and the sea: Autonomous ships and digital captains

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Imagine a future with self-navigating ships. As they ply the ocean autonomously their "digital captains" are far away on dry land, keeping watch remotely with mixed reality (MR) and artificial intelligence (AI) technologies. JRCS – a major Japanese maritime services company – believes it can make this a reality within the next 12 years. With the help of Microsoft, it has just launched an ambitious plan to digitally transform the global shipping industry. In a series of initial steps, JRCS is deploying MR, the Internet of Things (IoT), and AI to change how shipping crews are trained, how ships are maintained, and how navigational safety and standards are promoted and enforced.


Luxury electric 'hydro boat' includes a water parking for planes

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Living on the water could become a breeze if this concept yacht is ever launched. Plans for a stunning 50-foot-long (15-metre) luxury houseboat that includes an aquatic parking spot for planes have been unveiled by engineers. The £150,000 ($210,000) 'HydroHouse', which can serve as a pier for boats and yachts, has two electric engines powered by a huge bank of solar panels on its roof. Designed by Russian naval architect Maxim Zhivov, customers could use the craft as a permanent residence or a holiday home. Living on the water could become a breeze if this concept yacht is ever launched.


MSC Cruises Introduces Onboard Artificial Intelligence

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The virtual personal assistant for MSC Cruises guests is a conversational, voice-enabled Artificial Intelligence innovation that can communicate, learn and intelligently predict guests' needs to make relevant suggestions.


Eight Technology Trends Ready For Exploitation In 2018

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In the age of disruption, businesses and their leaders will rise or fall based on their ability to spot and creatively respond to rapid technological change. Some companies notice an emerging technology and take a "wait and see" attitude. Others see a new technology and take action. They begin experimenting, making small bets, and learning.