AI techniques could also be used to analyze images over time to understand corrosion and coating breakdown trends.


Commenting on the project, ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J. Wiernicki, said that digital innovation in AI will change how surveys and maintenance strategies are executed, driving more condition-based approaches to class and maintenance.

We are building a future in which digital tools can remotely assess the condition of a ship or offshore unit, and automatically detect and measure coating breakdown and other structural issues, improving safety and reliability

In addition, ABS Deputy Chief Digital Officer, Kashif Mahmood, expressed his excitement to work with Google Cloud and SoftServe to effectively apply AI technology to the marine and offshore industries.

He added that by combining their domain experience in offshore and marine structures with Google Cloud’s extensive knowledge of AI applications and SoftServe’s development capabilities, the partners will be able to take this idea from concept to reality.