05 December 2023
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has launched an Artificial Intelligence (AI) Register, a standardized digital register of LR-certified AI providers and solutions. Certainly, this development is the first of its kind for the maritime industry.
What is AI Technology?
The engineered systems with hardware and software elements to mimic human capacity for observing, understanding, and decision-making.
AI technology is continuing to grow in shipping with applications ranging from digital twins, virtual commissioning, and autonomous navigation systems.
Hence, to support this uptake in technology, LR’s has developed the AI Register to signpost proven and reliable technologies. Consequently, this will help maritime stakeholders benefit from the latest digitalization applications.
On the other hand, the AI Register will assist maritime stakeholders in finding appropriate providers and solutions for business challenges. Thus, minimizing the risk and cost of investing in Artificial Intelligence technology.
Furthermore, AI providers will also have access to the Register in order to assess existing technology and solutions in the market.
In addition to the above, the LR AI Register will categorize each AI solution against its LR certification status. For instance, LR’s ShipRight Digital Compliance framework will mark the Digital Twin technologies with the following status.
Nevertheless, the AI Register will furtherly provide details about what the specific solution offers. These will range from key business benefits, target applications to functions, and performance.
Registered AI Technology Providers
At the moment, the listed providers of Artificial Intelligence technologies in LR’s Register are:
- HAT Analytics
- Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE)
- Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI)
- Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI)
- ZhenDui Industrial Artificial Intelligence (ZDIAI).
Views on AI Register
“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.”Luis Benito, Director of Innovation, LR
“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,”Joseph Morelos, Technology Innovation Manager, LR
“As a leading manufacturer of electronic equipment and systems in the marine industry, we strongly believe that AI technology is critical to making our products deliver the best performance at the lowest life cycle cost. The AI Register articulates the value of our AI technology to both existing and potential clients enabling their buying decision. Furuno’s Remote Monitoring & Troubleshooting Platform called HermAce, Cyber Security certified by LR, includes an AI-enabled digital twin of the voyage data recorder, with plans to generate more AI applications for maritime in the near future.”Theodoros Katemidis, Managing Director, Furuno Hellas