Classification society DNV GL has set up a new artificial intelligence research centre in Shanghai as it seeks new solutions to enhance its audit, inspection and survey services.
DNV GL considers AI as a general-purpose technology that will have implications on every aspect of its future operations, and it aims to develop new solutions based on AI technology.
“DNV GL is continuously investing in research, development and innovation and we are directing 5% of our global revenues to this. Our ambition is to be a technology leader, exploring new solutions for the benefit of our customers. I am therefore very proud that we are opening our first research centre in China. I look forward to see new projects building AI-based solutions with our customers,” said Remi Eriksen, group president and CEO at DNV GL.
DNV GL said it recognises China as a world leader in AI technology and it reckons the proximity to a leading AI innovation hub will allow the company to collaborate with partners at the forefront of the technology.
“Establishing a dedicated AI research centre in Shanghai enables us to engage with and benefit from leading edge AI technology developments. We also look to close cooperation with leading Chinese companies willing to implement advanced services based on AI,” said Dr Pierre C Sames, group technology and research director at DNV GL.