DNV GL opens new AI research centre in Shanghai

DNV GL opens new AI research centre in Shanghai
L-R: Hu Keyi, chief engineer Jiangnan Shipyard; Norbert Kray, country chair Greater China and regional manager DNV GL – Maritime; Pierre C. Sames, group technology and research director; Chen ZhongNing, head of artificial intelligence centre; Klas Benrik, chief digital transformation officer; and Sunny Lu, CEO VeChain at the opening of DNV GL’s new Artificial Intelligence Research Centre in Shanghai

DNV GL has opened an artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai to expand its audit, inspection and survey services.

DNV GL aims to develop new solutions based on AI technology, such as computer vision, where a computer can carry out tasks that require high levels of visual recognition and create future assurance schemes for the complex algorithms associated with AI.

The new research centre will be headed by Michael Chen and will grow up to eight staff by the end of 2019. Michael has been with DNV GL for 12 years and he has extensive experience in innovation and software development.

“DNV GL is continuously investing in research, development and innovation and we are directing 5 per cent of our global revenues to this. Our ambition is to be a technology leader, exploring new solutions for the benefit of our customers. I am therefore very proud that we are opening our first research centre in China. I look forward to see new projects building AI-based solutions with our customers,” said Remi Eriksen, group president and CEO, DNV GL.

“Establishing a dedicated AI research centre in Shanghai enables us to engage with and benefit from leading edge AI technology developments. We also look to close cooperation with leading Chinese companies willing to implement advanced services based on AI,” said Dr. Pierre C Sames, group technology and research director, DNV GL.

The move recognises China’s position as a world leader in the technology and is another important chapter in DNV GL’s relationship with the country, having first opened an office in Xiamen in 1888.

Originally published on Digital Ship.