Fujitsu using AI to prevent ship collisions

The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and Japanese technology firm Fujitsu have revealed details of trials of a new anti-collision technology.

A two-year trial of the system, called Fujitsu Human Centric AI Zinrai, has recently concluded.

The system uses artificial intelligence to detect ship collision risks and predict hot spots where risks are higher.

Fujitsu claims its risk detection technology is able to give operators about five minutes’ lead time to warn ships of any possible collision. Moreover, Fujitsu claims its dynamic risk hot spot detection technology can detect risks up to 15 minutes in advance.

Further tests in Singapore’s busy waters are likely soon.

Sam Chambers

Starting out with the Informa Group in 2000 in Hong Kong, Sam Chambers became editor of Maritime Asia magazine as well as East Asia Editor for the world’s oldest newspaper, Lloyd’s List. In 2005 he pursued a freelance career and wrote for a variety of titles including taking on the role of Asia Editor at Seatrade magazine and China correspondent for Supply Chain Asia. His work has also appeared in The Economist, The New York Times, The Sunday Times and The International Herald Tribune.
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