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Windward obtains US patent for “identifying risk events in maritime data”


The patent covers a machine learning process applied to identify risk events in the maritime domain

LONDON, October 7, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In the wind, the predictive intelligence company applying AI to transform global maritime commerce, is proud to announce that the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) has granted U.S. Patent No. 10,922,981 for its Identification of risk events in maritime data and their use.

The patent relates to a technology for identifying risk events for ships by analyzing raw maritime data and building an overview of ship activity for each ship. Patterns of vessel behavior are identified to indicate the occurrence of risk events, which can be validated by comparing them to the behavior of other vessels or using raw maritime data. This technique can identify risky events, including compliance risk, security risk, security risk, and others, using reduced resources without increasing false positive metrics.

“We are delighted to have reached the remarkable milestone of being granted this patent by the USPTO,” said Friend Daniel, CEO and co-founder of Windward. “Across the shipping industry, insurers, banks, shipowners and energy companies use manual methods to assess risk. At Windward, we are revolutionizing maritime risk identification by developing proven and now patented analytical methods to deliver accurate and timely risk. evaluations which are then used by marine professionals for decision support.

Windward’s maritime AI is powered by hundreds of behavioral analysis models and over 10 billion data points, empowering its customers to make smarter, faster decisions. Windward’s AI analyzes existing behaviors to predict in real time which companies and ships are likely to be high risk and with which it is safe to do business. Windward’s solution easily integrates into existing workflows, enabling businesses to look to the future and optimize their business practices.

About Windward

Windward is the leading predictive intelligence company merging AI and Big Data to digitize the global maritime industry, enabling organizations to be ready to go and operate. Windward’s AI-powered solution enables stakeholders, including banks, commodities traders, insurers, and major energy and maritime companies, to make real-time decisions based on predictive intelligence, delivering a 360 ° view of the maritime ecosystem and its wider impact on safety, security, finance and business. For more information visit:

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