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Google announces world’s biggest purchase of renewable energy

Google announced the biggest corporate purchase of renewable energy in history, made up of a 1,600-megawatt (MW) package of agreements and 18 new energy deals. These are all part of the company’s work to tackle climate change at a global scale. 

ABS, Google Cloud, SoftServe use AI to detect corrosion

ABS, Google Cloud and SoftServe completed a pilot project applying artificial intelligence models to find levels of corrosion and coating breakdown on ships and offshore structures. The project showed the accuracy of AI in detecting and assessing structural anomalies commonly found during visual inspection. AI techniques could also be used to analyze images over time to understand corrosion and coating breakdown trends.

Watch: Underwater reef protector tested for Great Barrier Reef

An underwater drone that can keep watch on reef health and accurately identify and inject the devastating crown-of-thorns starfish is ready to be put to the test on the Great Barrier Reef, as a result of a collaboration between QUT, Google and the Great Barrier Reef Foundation.

How Indonesia is tracking illegal fishing activity in real time

Partnering with Google, Indonesian Minister of Fisheries and Marine Affairs, Susi Pudjiastuti, is catching illegal fishing activity in real time, after thousands of vessels’ locations were revealed online. Previously, most of the Indonesian fishing activity had been invisible.

Total, Google Cloud to develop AI solutions for oil and gas

French oil major Total and Google Cloud signed an agreement to jointly develop artificial intelligence solutions applied to subsurface data analysis for oil and gas exploration and production. The agreement focuses on the development of AI programs that will make it possible to interpret subsurface images.

Rolls-Royce, Google to make autonomous ships a reality

The deal allows Rolls-Royce to use Google’s Cloud Machine Learning Engine to further train the company’s artificial intelligence based object classification system for detecting, identifying and tracking the objects a vessel can encounter at sea.

Google considers ship propulsion

Video shows how Googleis expanding its footprint in the transportation industry, with a novel ship propelling system. A recently patent publication from Google shows that they have invented a new way to propel ships on water.

Google And The Somali Pirates

An official from Google recently announced at a defense technology conference that his firm would soon roll out a feature…

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