AI/machine learning

Lloyd’s Register Launches Artificial Intelligence Register

The register aims to help the maritime industry embrace technology advances in artificial intelligence.

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Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Register, a standardized digital register of LR-certified AI providers and solutions, a first of its kind for the maritime industry.

AI technology, the engineered systems that have hardware and software elements that mimic human capacity for observing, understanding, and decision-making, is continuing to grow in maritime with applications including digital twins, virtual commissioning, and autonomous navigation systems. To support this uptake in technology, LR’s AI Register has been developed to signpost proven and reliable AI technology to help maritime stakeholders benefit from the latest applications.

“Recent developments in artificial intelligence has meant maritime has seen an increase in different AI applications, yet, there is a lack of information and guidance around these potential solutions and providers, meaning maritime stakeholders run the risk of investing in untested technology,” said Luis Benito, the director of innovation at LR.

The AI Register is designed to assist maritime stakeholders in finding appropriate providers and solutions for business challenges, minimizing the risk and cost of investing in AI technology. AI providers can also use the register to assess existing technology and solutions from the market.

“LR’s new AI Register, the first of its kind for the maritime industry, has been designed to help maritime stakeholders find safe and proven providers and solutions so they can successfully benefit from these technology advances by ultimately improving business outcomes and competitive advantage,” said Joseph Morelos, technology innovation manager at LR.

Each AI solution entered into the LR AI Register will be categorized against its LR certification status, such as Digital Twin Ready, Digital Twin Approved, Digital Twin Commissioned, and Digital Twin Live, from LR’s ShipRight Digital Compliance framework. The AI Register will also provide details about what the specific solution offers, such as key business benefits, target applications, functions, and performance.

The AI providers currently listed in LR’s AI Register include Furuno, HAT Analytics, Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and ZhenDui Industrial Artificial Intelligence (ZDIAI).

LR’s AI Register can be accessed here.