First AI ship sets off to cross the Atlantic

The fully autonomous ship “Sunflower” left Plymouth on the 16. Sep. 2020 and will spend the next 6 month researching plastic waste and other things during its voyage

No remote, no captain

Text and drawing by Frits Ahlefeldt

The Sunflower is a research project between the Marine organisation Promare and IBM to test new ways of marine research. The ship will according to BBC both be navigate and do research using artificial intelligence, during the journey between Plymouth in UK and Plymouth in USA

See the news release here

Pencil and watercolor drawing of the autonomous ship "the mayflower". Drawn journalism by Frits Ahlefeldt
The self-sailing, autonomous ship “the Mayflower” Will it be the first to cross the Atlantic Ocean, with neither captain, nor remote controlled.

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