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A fully autonomous ship will attempt a ground-breaking journey across the Atlantic ocean without a crew later this month.

The Mayflower 400 will travel 3,500 miles (5,630km) from Plymouth in the UK to Massachusetts in the US, conducting scientific experiments during its journey.

Source: BBC Technology News

Date: May 19th, 2021

Link to 3 minute 46 second video: https://www.bbc.com/news/av/technology-57088748

Discussion

  1. This is a scientific experiment, but how might this technology be used for a commercial purpose?
  2. How might “Captain Watson”, the “AI machine-learning based software” work?

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