DNV GL has opened a new artificial intelligence (AI) research centre in Shanghai, with the aim of developing new systems based on AI technology to support its audit, inspection and survey services.
Some of the early projects will include work on computer vision technology, whereby a computer carries out tasks using visual recognition to gather data, the classification society said.
The new research centre will be headed by Michael Chen, a twelve year veteran of DNV GL, and is expected to employ eight staff by the end of 2019.
“Establishing a dedicated AI research centre in Shanghai enables us to engage with and benefit from leading edge AI technology developments,” said Dr Pierre C Sames, Group Technology and Research Director at DNV GL.
“We also look to close cooperation with leading Chinese companies willing to implement advanced services based on AI.”
DNV GL already has a longstanding relationship with China, having opened its first office in the country in Xiamen in 1888.