An unmanned IBM AI-powered boat has crossed the Atlantic. The Mayflower Autonomous Ship (MAS) has arrived safely in North America – unfortunately in the wrong port.
IBM’s Mayflower is controlled by software that collects real-time data from six cameras and 50 sensors. The application, equipped with a lot of artificial intelligence, was previously trained with IBM’s “PowerAI Vision” technology. The boat is a 15 meter long trimaran, consisting of a main hull and two smaller side hulls. It is solar powered but has a diesel engine as a backup. With its electric motors, the boat can reach up to 10 knots.