K Line, TIS, Miotsukushi To Develop AI-powered Automatic Survey App

Credits: China Daily

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, (“K” LINE), TIS Inc. (TIS) and Miotsukushi Analytics Inc. (Miotsukushi) announced that they have jointly developed a draft survey application.

Artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize the water surface

The application is designed to use artificial intelligence (AI) to recognize the water surface and the draft mark from the image captured with a smartphone and to display the accurate draft level with the impact of waves removed on the screen to help accurately measure the draft.

The draft is measured to calculate the weight of cargo loaded onto dry bulk carriers. It is done by crew members and surveyors using the naked eye. It is possible to survey the draft with the human eye. However, it is done at the anchorage, which in some ports may be susceptible to waves.

There have been cases where draft measurements even by experienced maritime professionals display a greater margin of error than expected.

The jointly developed automatic draft survey application makes use of the “AI and data analysis service” offered by TIS and Miotsukushi and combines smartphones with the AI to supplement draft measurement that traditionally depended on the experience of maritime professionals with the AI. That helps equalize the degree of safety in navigation and cargo operations and maximize the cargo transportation volume.

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Source: “K” Line