A full-size, fully-autonomous analysis ship is to make one of many world’s first autonomous transatlantic voyages.
Promare, a non-profit marine analysis organisation, has labored with IBM, the University of Plymouth and different scientific organisations to construct the Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS).
Launching from Plymouth within the UK on 16 September 2020, the ship will journey to Plymouth, Massachusetts, after spending six months gathering knowledge concerning the state of the ocean.
With no crew on board, Andy Stanford-Clark, chief know-how officer for IBM within the UK, explains how an AI ‘captain’ will plot the ship’s course.
Video by Jennifer Green, interview by Ania Lichtarowicz