One Sea Adds Awake.AI To Autonomous Ship Ecosystem
One Sea that is the industry alliance that brings together the leading members of the autonomous ship technology has taken a great step towards adding a new member by signing for Awake. AI. This is a company that a team of experienced maritime digital innovators leads.
Awake.AI is trying to develop a new platform and ML Models that will be based on data sharing that is transparent in order to remove the barriers that come in between ships, ports and other factors present in the maritime logistics chain. According to the Finnish start-up, the ‘virtual infrastructure’ will play a vital role if autonomous ships are managed by the ports successfully from pre-arrival to onward departure through cargo operations.
“Today’s data silos result from legacy systems developed when interoperability wasn’t a pressing need,” says Awake.AI CEO, Karno Tenovuo. “Moving forward, the more information is shared, the greater are the opportunities to automate. Our task is to develop the digital handshakes (APIs) between different supply-chain actors, freeing data to enable smarter ships and ensure their acceptance by smart ports.”
Jukka Merenluoto, Ecosystem Lead, One Sea, commented: “We are delighted to welcome Awake.AI on board: enabling the smooth flow of data between different players is integral to One Sea’s roadmap to transition from remote monitoring to remote control, and to increasing vessel autonomy by 2025. We also advocate the benefits of maritime digitalization in its own right, to minimize incidents, decrease marine traffic’s environmental footprint and improve commercial efficiency.”
Awake.AI has taken in the experience from digital innovators like Nokia, Microsoft, Rolls-Royce Marine, Aker and academia and thereby has expertise in intelligent and autonomous ship systems, AI data pipelines, system architecture, cloud, and network design and cybersecurity.
By joining One Sea, Awake.AI has entered into the commercial industry that is already hosting various technology leaders in the autonomous shipping like ABB, Cargotec, Ericsson, Inmarsat, Kongsberg Maritime, MTI, Tieto and Wärtsilä as well as a range of other maritime stakeholders.
“Our membership includes the well-established technology firms making the running on autonomous ships, but it is important we accommodate newer players, like Awake.AI, who can bring fresh perspectives on how to meet the challenges on the road towards realizing workable autonomous solutions,” says Merenluoto.
Awake.AI’s Tenovuo adds: “Already, we are having conversations with One Sea stakeholders from across the ecosystem to work through strategies to create standards and pathways that will facilitate autonomous shipping.”
Reference: One Sea Ecosystem