Thursday 25 April, MARIN welcomed an enthusiastic audience that joined the AI Sail workshop. This audience was a nice mixture of student and people from companies and other fields of work. After Hannes Bogaert kicked off the workshop with MARIN’s strategy about the use of AI, Fanny Rebiffe continued the workshop. She shared her knowledge from MARIN’s AI Sail project and provided use cases to allow the participants to train and tune their AI agent to learn to sail a sailing boat for kids (Optimist) against the wind. The end result of their tuning effort showed new insights to everyone that participated, including MARIN. This intuitive case is a stepping stone to real applications. For example, we are now working on ship emissions reduction by combining AI and on-board human experience. AI sail project is an accelerator of MARIN AI developments.