Previously I have written on adoption of technology in maritime industry. In this article I would like to discuss one of the leading technological advancement that can and should be used for further industrial enhancement. The application of vision system using artificial intelligence provides the ability to run multiple neural networks in parallel for applications like image classification, object detection, segmentation, and speech processing.
When applied properly, these abilities are proven to improve not only productivity and reliability but also ensures greater safety standards. For example , lets have a look at below statistics.
From 2011 to 2018, 1,030 workers died from occupational injuries involving a confined space. The annual figures range from a low of 88 in 2012 to a high of 166 in 2017.
As can be observed, even with implementation of various educational program and stricter rules and regulations, death in confined spaces seems to be trending upwards throughout the decade. Its high time we find a better approach in minimizing these concerns.
By using artificial intelligence vision system, a reliable and safe solution can be provided to monitor and control entry of personal into confined spaces. If that's not enough, the ability to integrate IoT compatible smart sensors within these systems allows for more complex automation and control such as oxygen level and hazardous vapor detection. The system can also detect any impairment occurring to personnel within the space and raise alarm accordingly.
With adoption of these systems, the usage of documentation for access control which is highly prone to human error can be eliminated as well as ensuring accurate reading of environmental condition inside the space.
The same principle of vision system can be configured to enabled automatic maneuvering and collision prevention system which can help bring us one step closer to autonomous vessels. By training the AI model, accuracy of up to 99.8% can be easily achieved in navigating open sea or coastal waters. Furthermore, an intrusion and piracy detection system can be produced as well. Basically our imagination is the limit in adopting these technological advancement. Examples that i gave are mostly maritime industry related due to my years of experience in this field. However applications of AI have a much bigger outreach. Here are some of the applications that can bring major benefits to our industries and society at large:
- Road traffic monitoring and control.
- Residential area access control.
- Parking and toll automatic payments.
- Construction site safety systems.
These are just a few common ideas that came to mind although the possibilities really do seems to be endless.
Integrating AI with IoT can help revolutionize the way our industries work. With every passing days, smart technologies are getting more reliable and affordable. Thus it makes total sense to adopt these technology as soon as possible. Even though the initial cost might be slightly more than conventional technologies, there is no doubt that in the long run smart technology will always have the upper hand from any point of view whether it be financial, environmental, reliability or safety.
Another prevalent aspect of embracing AI would be the ability to generate analytics through IoT. Data can be gathered for various condition and parameters. This will enable any organization to achieve greater efficiency in the way they run their business. Huge amount of data that is generated through IoT can be processed by AI to ensure the system will keep improving itself over time. So rather than having a system that will be obsolete with time, which by the way is one of the bigger issues engulfing maritime industry, we can have a system that will keep on updating and self learning to make it much more advanced with every passing minute.
Having been involved in digitalization business for quite some time, Magnus Code have been striving to accommodate technological advancement in many sectors of industry. We aim to provide creative and cost effective solution in adopting digitalization. Talk to us now to develop artificial intelligence based system that suits your organizational needs.