Autonomous ships are part of the intelligent transportation, artificial intelligence (AI), and robotics methods of the future. They would create a significant revolution in the maritime industry, much like the impact cell phones have had on society. OceanAlpha’s autonomous system is a mix of AI, supervision and dispatch system technology, a cloud server and data communication technology that allows for collision avoidance. It offers the advantage of reducing the expense of crew members while reducing human error, therefore bringing down costs related to accidents and insurance. Meanwhile, the absence of human crews on board reduces the issue of piracy.