With the artificial intelligence designed by IBM, the new Mayflower can cleverly avoid ocean barriers and complete its journey from Plymouth, England, to Plymouth, Massachusetts, without any human intervention, the report said.
Solar panels will be installed on the top of the new Mayflower and will be powered by solar and wind power and equipped with an emergency diesel standby generator.
400 years ago, the Mayflower sailed from Plymouth to Massachusetts for more than two months. The passengers on board were mainly Christian Puritans, known as pilgrims. And the new Mayflower will resume their journey.
IBM said the Mayflower will be able to study a number of problems that plague the world's oceans.Ability to collect data that helps to maintain marine health, especially the harmful effects of plastic pollution, which is widespread in the deep sea.
More than 700 species are exposed to marine litter, and it is estimated that the amount of plastic in the ocean will triple by 2025, said Richard Thompson, director of the Ocean Institute at Plymouth University.