K Line goes for artificial intelligence
The Japan-headquartered carrier K Line has reached an agreement with Hiroshima University, the National Institute of Maritime, Port and Aviation Technology (MPAT) and Marubeni Corporation (Marubeni) to jointly work on research and analysis of maritime logistics and shipping market conditions using artificial intelligence (AI).
In recent years, it has become possible to use comprehensive, chronologically ordered ship movement and static data, such as position (coordinated information), speed, direction, port of call and drafts, for ships with over 300 gross tonnage travelling internationally.
Additionally, AI is making remarkable progress with improving machine learning and deep learning technology, and there is much research and practical application of this technology that is being used to find patterns hidden in big data and to make predictions.
K Line is promoting the application of digital technology which never stops evolving, such as AI/IoT to its existing business by assigning the “AI/digitalisation promotion division” as a driver. (fd)