AI for physical security to help ports, harbors, boating & marinas
Human beings can’t really multi-task. We imagine we can and are, but it’s not really multitasking. While we do watch tv as we check our email and text a friend or colleague while watching our kids do virtual schooling all the while trying to prepare lunch… See we are multitasking and it sounds great in theory, but we aren’t really multitasking. We’re just distracted and busy.
Imagine doing all those things while trying to identify 100 containers or boats or people or fish. Or help secure or save a life? Distracted driving is frowned upon. Distracted lives have become our norm though even as many worked virtually.
Our brain takes in light sensor activities and integrates all the prior knowledge and the “bit” in the middle is what our brain thinks and sees. It also is really only concentrated on one Task at a time in a procedural step by step manner. And as we get older our body and mind starts slowing down. It’s why many of the professional Egame video game stars are young. Their brain rapid click twitch muscles and neurons work faster. As we are many video game skills get worse by default. We See it with professional athletes as they age. Some adapt , some don’t. Some pretend they are still 22.
Humans can’t detect millions of faces or objects or assets or sounds efficiently. There is no magic way for humans to optimize or scale the way we watch 10 cameras, much less 50 or more cameras all at once. Add the fact all the above comes with the responsibility to send out alerts and notifications; communication with the right folks; and add the determination of detailed actionable insights to the mix and it becomes far more complicated. Why put the safety and security of such calculations and predictions at greater risk ?
Sometimes seconds can save lives or assets. Or notice a bolt out of thousands of bolts is slightly off and might need to be fixed today not Next month. Humans aren’t great at fusing data and images and videos and historical trends and sure not in some three dimensional 360 degree view across many docks or marinas or boats.
Computers are built to multitask and identify millions of images and videos in milliseconds. Artificial intelligence Algorithms are designed to scale and spot trends. AI systems aren’t going to replace humans, but it will make their lives and jobs more efficient and maybe even save lives or harbors and assets.
AI systems can simulate and spot trends, process more data and images , improve the clarity of video and audio analytics, pull far more information and intelligence from a variety of sources , improve decision making , and cut down on false positives .
Maritime AI powered video analytics and surveillance simulation systems open up new Access control plans , offer better optimized routing solutions , improve disaster response plans , and open up the possibilities to simulate millions of ‘what if this happens’ scenarios. Imagine being able to spot outliers at a port or harbor, identify unusual activities. What can detecting, counting and identifying containers, vessels , hulls and faces do for your organization or marina ?. And do it at enormously large big data scale.
More information, more accurate , better reaction time , easier to scale and predict trends
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Hydropower is the most commonly used renewable energy source, accounting for around 17% of all global energy production.
In the U.S.A. more electricity is produced by hydroelectric facilities and dams than all the combination wind, solar and geothermal power.
Yet many of these facilities and plants are among the oldest power plants , with the average installation in service for over 64 years.
As these aging structures near the end of their design life, the need to detect repairs is becoming increasingly critical. The pressure is on to continue to keep the lights on, not just for the energy needs of today, but also for the needs of the future.
Utility owners, asset managers and contractors are gradually turning to drones, unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) and remotely operated vehicles (ROVs) fitted with sonar optical sensors, cameras, infrared imaging and other sensors.
These systems provide a safe, secure and cost-effective solution versus hiring or deploying professional dive teams for emergency or routine inspections.
And these underwater 4K drones are playing a key role in Alleviating downtime, reducing outages and preventing disastrous accidents.
There are occasions when an underwater drone ROV is the first and only option. Dropping 100 feet or more below the surface, for instance, is extremely dangerous for traditional divers and manual methods. In deep water situations , enclosed spaces or unknown environments can be extremely dangerous for a diver and only drones can safely do the job.
In comparison to the high costs and lead times associated with professional dive teams, the OoKeani-luure advanced Underwater ROV bundle allows preventive and proactive maintenance checks at any time to prolong the life of the dam or asset.
Many of these facilities were supposed to be replaced by now, so it’s either 24/7/365 proactively monitoring and inspecting or risk a public relations disaster and possible human catastrophe.
Underwater drone ROVs are going to get into tough places at a much lower cost and in a much quicker and efficient way. They help create a strategy for high-priority facilities and structures to decide how to avoid major disasters and what can be left alone for a while.
The ability to remotely assess the condition of hydro structures is incredibly efficient and cost-saving,” Blueye CTO Jonas Follesø said. “The Blueye Pro is small, so it can be easily transported and can inspect inside tight spaces where humans can’t reach. At the same time, it’s also powerful and robust.”
Many regulatory guidelines require asset owners to become increasingly proactive with inspections, thus reliance on underwater inspections utilizing ROVs’ will only increase the added benefits.
Covid-19 has told a very valuable narrative for the cruise industry in 2020 and the future.
It has crippled one of the industry’s brightest stars. And with High-profile outbreaks, no-sail orders and lock-downs it has also taken the crowns of several smaller brands, thus drastically reversing the fortunes of the most dominant players.
Revenues dropped around 85-99% for the three major operators and the number of passengers is projected to decline from over 30 million in 2019 to very low millions in 2020.
The industry became especially vulnerable to Covid-19, but with some better safety and security precautions and a little bit of contactless Facial Recognition & AI software, it could come back as strong as ever.
Nobody expects that the cruise industry will suddenly bounce back bigger and brighter than ever tomorrow though.
It must restore trust and confidence—with passengers, authorities and the general public. The leaders in the industry must progressively extend operations with a strategy that emphasizes on safety, security and overall protection and reduction of the risk of infection. And not just Covid-19, but what how can they adapt and be smarter for future viruses or pandemics.
When a cruise ship has been inspected, licensed, disinfected and regularly audited for all of the above to ensure that management processes, policies, routines and risk-mitigation measures meet with comparable hospital and NASA like requirements, confidence can be regained.
Millions of cruise fans are excited to get back on board and travel, but they are still nervous about infection. They are nervous about the spread. They are nervous about surviving.
As part of the marketing and advertisement strategy, cruise ship leaders should rely on trustworthy grooming , disinfecting, inspection and cleaning processes and rituals when describing how this would not compromise the overall traveler experience, so peace of mind is paramount.
Covid-19 has shown the world that while we are all connected, it is also very very divided.
Different countries have adopted very different approaches and policies to combating it.
At the same time, evidence suggests the virus takes hold in different places, at varying times and in all sorts of ways.
Ports, harbors and port authorities are keen to show their commitment to the safety and security of society and can demand their own requirements, generating uncertainty for cruise operators.
For example, Singapore and the Singapore Tourism Board designed and developed
Cruise-Safe. It’s a policy and procedure framework benchmarked against local and global standards and protocols for which DNV GL was entrusted with the creation of a cruise compliance audit and certification program.
The framework and standard was based on the experience of specific credentials that came from more than 600 hospitals.