China Launched the World’s First AI-Operated ‘Mother Ship’

China has launched the world’s first crewless drone carrier that uses artificial intelligence to navigate autonomously in open water.

The autonomous ship, the Zhu Hai Yun (pictured here) is around 290 feet long, 45 feet wide, and 20 feet deep and can carry dozens of air, sea, and submersible drones equipped with different observation instruments, according to the shipbuilder, CSSC Huangpu Wenchong Shipping Co.

It describes the vessel as “epoch making” and the “world’s first intelligent unmanned system mother ship.”

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