Rolls-Royce to Use Google Machine Learning in Quest for Autonomous Ships

Rolls-Royce has signed a deal with Google to gain access to the tech giant's intelligent awareness systems to help make existing vessels safer and eventually leading to the development of autonomous, unmanned ships. The agreement, believed to be the first in the marine sector, was signed Tuesday at the Google Cloud Summit in Sweden. It allows Rolls-Royce to use Google’s … [Read more...]

Google To Track Commercial Fishing Vessels

By Alex Whiting (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Anyone with internet access and a passion for seafood will soon be able to track commercial fishing trawlers all over the world, with a new tool that its developers hope will help end the overfishing that has decimated the world's fish stocks.   Millions of people depend on fish to survive, and fish will be vital to … [Read more...]

Take a Cruise On The World’s Largest Cruise Ship… Without Leaving Your Couch

There's nothing like taking a cruise on one of the world’s largest cruise ships… without any of the hassles of leaving your couch! Royal Caribbean International announced Monday a partnership with technology giant Google to become the first cruise line to launch Google Maps Business View using Google’s Street View technology onboard the Allure of the Seas.  By using … [Read more...]

Google Nexus 7 Ad Strikes Familiar Chord

Check out this new commercial released by Google UK for their Nexus 7 tablet, featuring a homesick engineer perk up when he is able to video chat with his family back home on Christmas. There's no doubt that the commercial strikes a familiar chord amongst those who are away at sea during the holiday season. Unfortunately, for most the reality of the situation can be … [Read more...]

New Details Emerge About Google “Mystery” Barge

By Alexei Oreskovic SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Able-bodied seamen, decorative sails meant to evoke fish fins and dozens of security cameras will eventually make up the on-board complement of a mysterious four-story barge being built by Internet company Google Inc. The barge is actually a "technology exhibition space," that Google will move between several piers in the San … [Read more...]