An uncrewed vessel dubbed “Mayflower” recently completed the first fully autonomous transatlantic journey on the open sea. Powered by IBM’s AI, the ship was designed and built by non-profit maritime research organization Promare. Its purpose is to boldly go where no robot has gone before, and collect oodles of data from our oceans. Up front: IBM isn’t exactly in the autonomous boating business. We’re probably not going to see Big Blue selling robo-yachts anytime soon. Instead, IBM’s involvement is more about showcasing the robust nature of its machine learning tools. Per an IBM white paper: Just as IBM has been…

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