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[Vasco-da-Gama 31st July 2023] – Goa Shipyard Limited and Foundation for Science Innovation and Development (FSID), Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru have officially inked a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to embark on a transformative journey in developing state-of-the-art Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies for the shipbuilding and defense sectors. This momentous partnership aims to elevate productivity, safety, and defense preparedness while bolstering indigenous defense manufacturing capabilities.

The alliance brings together the expertise of Goa Shipyard Limited, a distinguished leader in the shipbuilding and defense industry, and Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bengaluru, known for pioneering cutting-edge technological solutions. This collaboration is poised to revolutionize the maritime landscape by harnessing the power of AI to address critical challenges and drive innovation.

The collaboration between GSL and IISc, Bengaluru aims to revolutionize shipbuilding and defense through AI advancements, focusing on elevating productivity, implementing cutting-edge safety measures, strengthening defense preparedness, and driving indigenous defense manufacturing. By leveraging AI-driven automation and optimization, the partners seek to streamline shipbuilding processes, shorten construction timelines, and boost overall productivity. With the implementation of AI-powered predictive analytics and real-time monitoring systems, the alliance aims to ensure safer working conditions, reduce accidents, and safeguard personnel and assets. Furthermore, the development of advanced AI technologies will provide heightened situational awareness, empowering naval forces to stay vigilant and responsive in defense operations. Through localized AI development, the collaboration aims to strengthen self-reliance in defense manufacturing, contributing significantly to the nation’s strategic autonomy. This partnership symbolizes a shared vision to drive progress, promote sustainability, and pave the way for a more secure and technologically advanced future in the maritime domain

Mr. P Ravindran, General Manager (Production) represented Goa Shipyard Limited and Prof B Gurumoorthy – Director FSID represented FSID, IISc Bengaluru. This strategic partnership marks a significant milestone in the maritime industry, with potential far-reaching impacts on national security and economic growth. By combining their expertise, GSL and IISc, Bengaluru aims to set new industry benchmarks and lead the way in AI-powered advancements.