AI Industry Connect Talks: DeepSea

DeepSea Technologies was hosted in the AI Industry Connect Talks, for the month of December. The series are organised by SKEL | The AI lab, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications at NCSR Demokritos and supported by ahedd DIH. The talk was held online on 8 December 2022, at 15.00 EEST with invited speakers, Antonis Nikitakis, Director of the AI Research department and Efi Tsompopoulou, AI Research Engineer.

Talk title: Towards trustworthy AI models in shipping

About the talk: DeepSea Technologies, the award-winning AI-led maritime company, has recently announced its partnership with other industry-leading institutions and researchers in the field of AI to launch the Shifts Project; an international effort to study the distributional shift in machine learning for real-world applications. Maritime has been chosen as one of two case study challenges – the other being distributional shift in relation to the treatment of the chronic condition, Multiple Sclerosis. The most prominent example of distributional shift in maritime AI is where a vessel’s dataset “moves” over time, as a result of hull fouling. Marine fouling occurs when organisms attach themselves to underwater objects like boats, rope, pipes and building structures. This can lead to various operational inefficiencies, thus understanding how a vessel’s dataset shifts over time is of crucial importance for vessel’s performance modelling. More robust and interpretable vessel models could be the key for safety but also to unlocking shipping’s huge decarbonisation potential and minimising fuel waste. The key question raised from the foregoing is: How robust is an AI vessel model on shifting or even unseen conditions? The answer to such a question is of paramount importance when dealing with high-risk AI tasks like routing optimisation. DeepSea has established a benchmark evaluation framework that enables the systematic exploration of a model’s generalisation capability on shifted or unseen data. With the proposed evaluation methodology, released within the Shift Project initiative, DeepSea aims to contribute towards the development of transparent and rigorous methods that prove the value of AI but also promote the trust in such technology in the shipping industry.


The AI Industry Connect Talks series was launched in March 2021 by SKEL | The Artificial Intelligence Lab, Institute of Informatics & Telecommunications at NCSR Demokritos and is supported by ahedd Digital Innovation Hub. Through this series of talks, we aim to bring AI innovation to the forefront and inform wider audiences of the endless possibilities. Domain professionals tell us how the Industry applies scientific results in real-life.

A Q&A session follows the presentations. The sessions are live-streamed via Zoom and on YouTube.

[See all previous talks in the dedicated webpage here – [Marine Traffic, Contexity, Causaly, Atypon, LifebitJADBioElsevierQualcoBehavioral SignalsSCiFY, PurposefulOmilia, PollfishAccenture, Intelligencia, Wappier, code4Thought]


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