Korean Register (KR) has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Microsoft Korea to collaborate on digital transformation by leveraging fourth industrial revolution technologies.
According to KR, the partnership will establish a joint working group that will focus on cloud conversion technology, artificial intelligence (AI) technology development, and digital workplace platform upgrades based on Microsoft Azure.
Through the new partnership, KR will be able to provide digital survey services with AI and stable infrastructure to KR customers.
As KR reported the fourth industrial revolution technology is becoming more important for digital transformation. In line with this trend, the maritime sector is actively applying cloud and AI technologies to achieve autonomous operations and improve ship safety.
“We plan to implement cloud technology in our system and introduce innovation in our offices by activating digital workplaces to improve productivity and create a flexible work environment,” said Lee Hyungchul, KR Chairman and CEO.
“KR also plans to develop AI technology to actively respond to the global market competition in the maritime industry.”
“By collaborating with Microsoft Korea, we will lead the digital transformation of the shipbuilding and marine industries together.”
This partnership comes three months after Lee Hyungchul extended his tenure as the current Chairman and CEO of Korean Register (KR) for an additional three years.