This new technology leverages the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in predicting near misses between vessels.

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Namely, the AI technology 'Fujitsu Human Centric AI Zinrai', developed by Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd, is able to detect ship collision risks and predict areas where collision risks are concentrated as dynamic risk hotspots.

This technology has the potential to be deployed in a Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) system(1) to assist maritime traffic controllers to manage marine traffic proactively with the aim of improving the safety of navigation

Fujitsu stated.

Fujitsu now aims to provide services incorporating this technology for maritime traffic controllers and ship operators by 2020. It will present the results of this research at the IALA(2) e-Navigation Information Services and Communications (ENAV) 23rd Committee Meeting in Singapore from 1 to 5 April 2019.

The company will also share this and other work on maritime safety, at Sea Asia 2019, from 9 to 11 April in Singapore.