- Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE) aims to demonstrate machinery and safety system automation as the next step to successful autonomous transoceanic voyage
- After completion of demonstration in 2024, the company plans to employ unmanned ship technologies for the first time in large merchant vessels
LAS VEGAS, Jan. 8, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering (KSOE), the intermediate holding company of HD Hyundai, is joining hands with the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) to take another step forward to developing unmanned ships that can navigate and perform safety diagnosis without human assistance. KSOE signed a MOU with ABS on the development and demonstration of automated machinery and integrated safety control system in autonomous ships on January 6 in Las Vegas during CES 2023. The MOU signing ceremony was attended by: Kisun Chung, President and CEO of HD Hyundai and KSOE; Sungjoon Kim, Senior Executive Vice President (SEVP) of KSOE; Jeon Seung-ho, Senior Executive Vice President of Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI), and from ABS, by Christopher J. Wiernicki, CEO and Patrick Ryan, CTO.
“We plan to cooperate with ABS on the AI-based LNG fuel propulsion system (Hi-GAS+) demonstration project that won the CES 2023 Innovation Award,” said Sungjoon Kim, SEVP and head of KSOE’s Advanced Research Center. “Through the MOU, we hope to further extend our lead in unmanned technology, that enables autonomous navigation and self-diagnosis of equipment and safety.”
ABS is one of world’s leading ship classification organizations that contributes to the stable growth of the shipbuilding and maritime industry by setting standards for safety and technological excellence for ships and offshore structures.
The two parties plan to demonstrate KSOE’s machinery automation system (HiCBM) and onboard integrated safety control system (HiCAMS) on actual ships for the first time globally by 2024. HiCBM and HiCAMS are AI-based solutions that allow ships to self-diagnose the condition of machinery and equipment within the ship such as engines and generators, and automatically recognize and respond to unexpected situations such as fire. KSOE obtained approval in principle (AIP) for the two systems from ABS in September 2022.
The two will work to bring a successful demonstration of the two systems which will mark the realization of the world’s first unmanned large merchant vessel ship capable of operating for long periods without the assistance of a navigator, engineer or even a deckhand.
“ABS is leading the industry in supporting autonomous projects and assisting pioneers like HD Hyundai and KSOE. Autonomous technologies that are fully integrated within the broader vessel infrastructure have the potential to increase safety by reducing human error,” said Patrick Ryan, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Engineering and Technology.
In June 2022, HD Hyundai’s subsidiary Avikus, installed the autonomous navigation system on a large merchant ship and succeeded in crossing the ocean for the first time in the world.
About HD Hyundai
HD Hyundai is the world’s largest shipbuilding and heavy industries conglomerate. HD Hyundai started as a shipbuilder in 1972 in a small fishing village in Ulsan, the southeast of South Korea. On the foundation of solid leadership in the shipbuilding industry, it is now progressing to become the most innovative solution provider in the heavy industry and energy sectors, ranging from shipbuilding, offshore engineering and construction equipment to the refinery, petrochemical, and smart energy management businesses. Marking its 50th anniversary, the group was renamed to HD Hyundai to change the paradigm of traditional shipbuilding industry and emphasize its presence in other industries.
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MOVIE STARS AND FILM FEST VIPS SHOWED UP FOR THE HIGHLY ANTICIPATED RETURN OF THE IN-PERSON UTAH INDIE FILM FESTIVAL
Zooz Cinema Center by Marbl Toronto hosted A-list Events opening weekend of the film fest from Friday, January 20 – 22, 2023.
PARK CITY, UT /24-7PressRelease/ — After two years of predominantly virtual activity, celebrities, media, and film enthusiasts returned to the chilly and snow-filled Sundance Mountains for the return of in-person film festival events held in Park City, UT for the nation’s top Indie film festival. As such, Zooz Group, a leading global social media technology, and influencer management agency, and partners, Marbl Toronto, Collider.com, Saratoga® Spring Water, Hendrick’s Gin, Emsculpt NEO, and EMFACE, Sommsation, Fisker, mou and Stella Artois all aligned to host the top media and hospitality pop-up, the “Zooz Cinema Center by Marbl Toronto” on Main Street, Park City.
For the opening weekend, the Zooz Cinema Center by Marbl hosted the annual Collider Interview Studio by Collider.com, which this year was partnered with Saratoga Sprint Water to conduct exclusive video interview content with the top stars. casts and filmmakers of the film festival, all of which fans can follow on Collider. Video will start rolling out on January 25th featuring discussions on films by talent including Emilia Clarke, Anne Hathaway, Ben Platt, Will Forte, Daisy Ridley, Adam Lambert, Scoot McNairy, Gael Garcia Bernal, Alexander Skarsgard, Brandon Cronenberg, Randall Park, Omari Hardwick, Emilia Jones, Stephen Dorf, Bella Thorne, Will Pullen, and dozens more.
Each evening, the Zooz Cinema Center by Marbl Toronto hosted an impressive schedule of festival premiere receptions for:
• “FAIRYLAND” featuring producer Sofia Coppola, Emilia Jones (Coda), Adam Lambert (Queen), and Scoot McNairy (Lyle, Lyle, Crocodile).
• Confluential Films Festival Mixer celebrating “FANCY DANCY”, “YOUNG, WILD, FREE”, “GOING TO MARS: THE GIOVANIA PROJECT”, “TO LIVE, DIE AND LIVE” with cast members Omari Hardwick (Kick-Ass, Army of the Dead), Jonathan Majors (Lovecraft Country, Loki), Lily Gladstone (The Last Manhunt, First Cow), Algee Smith (Euphoria, Judas & The Black Messiah), Cory Hardrict (All American: Homecoming; American Sniper), and Sierra Capri (On My Block).
• Pinky Promise Productions & “STARLING GIRL” with Lewis Pullman (Top Gun:Maverick), Eliza Scanlen (Little Women; Sharp Objects), Austin Abrams (Euphoria), and Wrenn Schmidt (For All Mankind).
• “SHORTCOMINGS” Film Premiere Party with Randall Park (Fresh Off The Boat; WandaVision), Justin H. Min (Umbrella Academy), Sherry Cola (Good Trouble, Turning Red), Debby Ryan (Spin Me Around), and Ally Maki (Wrecked, Toy Story 4).
• The Creative Coalition & Hendrick’s Gin hosted the #NextGen Young Hollywood Celebration that harnesses millennial and Gen Z voices to amplify and deliver social good and advocacy messages to the next generation of engaged citizens. 2023 Guests included Callie Haverda (That 90s Show),Eliza Scanlen (Starling Girl), Ana Scotney (Bad Behavior), Will Pullen (A Little Prayer), David Jonsson (Industry) and Bobbi Salvör Menuez (My Animal).
Photo Selects from all events are available for editorial and social media use are linked here: https://www.photagonist.ca/Sundance23ThickSkin/n-TLqK5t
On-site, guests were treated to gourmet food catered by Marbl Toronto’s hottest dining sensation, Marbl Toronto (http://marbltoronto.com/), owned by restaurateur, Peter Girges, who flew in head Chef Ryan Morrison and lead staff to cater gourmet food and beverage experience emphasizing the restaurant’s modern American bistro dishes sourced from the most sustainable, local and fresh products available. Mixologists from Marbl also featured cocktails by official spirits partner, Hendrick’s, the unusual gin created from eleven fine botanicals famously infused with rose and cucumber that imbues the spirit with its uniquely balanced flavor resulting in an impeccably smooth distinct gin. Cocktails being featured will include the classic “Hendrick’s & Tonic”, “Hendrick’s Cucumber Mule”, and the cold weather favorite “Hot Tropic Gin Punch.” Hendrick’s is imported by William Grant & Sons, Inc., an independent family-owned distiller headquartered in the United Kingdom and founded by William Grant in 1887.
Luxury transportation to and from the Cinema Center was provided by the all-electric Fisker Ocean, “The World’s Most Sustainable Vehicle”. The zero-emissions SUV demonstrates the world-class quality and future-forward user experiences, reinforced by global demand and industry-leading carbon-neutral manufacturing. Stars including Will Forte, Phoeby Dynevor, Alden Ehrenreich, Debby Ryan, Adam Lambert, Scoot McNairy, Tim Daly, Harry Hamlin, and Lewis Pullman got to be one of the first guests to ride in the Fisker Ocean and experience its all-wheel drive luxury and zero emissions minimizing their carbon footprint.
Saratoga Spring Water kept guests hydrated and elevated at the Collider studio with a distinct branded set experience inspired by the iconic look of the cobalt blue Saratoga® glass bottle. In addition, its vintage hydration cart keeps guests refreshed with Saratoga® Still and Sparkling spring water as well as with coffee and tea made special with Saratoga Spring Water.
The popular wine pairing and pouring at the lounge was provided courtesy of Sommsation, a trusted wine experience brand and direct-to-consumer marketplace bringing together independent wineries and sommeliers who curate access to limited-production wines. Sommsation invites wine enthusiasts to explore their online shop of exceptional and one-of-a-kind wine offerings that ship directly to your door.
Beer sponsor, Stella Artois was the exclusive beer serving its award-winning lager as the official beer of the Zooz Cinema Center and also hosted a special Apres-Ski Patio Happy Hour in a toast to Latinx filmmakers of the festival.
mou, a sumptuous, cult London, hand-crafted footwear label, also partnered by generously gifting attending actors and influencers with its highly coveted winter boots and winter jackets.
Additionally, BTL Aesthetics, the leader in non-invasive body and facial sculpting therapies, had their inaugural Park City activation that offered exclusive treatments of the innovative new EMFACE, the first and only needle-free procedure that simultaneously contours facial skin and lifts muscles, and EMSCULPT NEO, the revolutionary device that sculpts muscle while simultaneously reducing fat. Talent including Jonathan Bennett, Sally Brooks, Theo Perkins, and various media editors got to experience both EMFACE (retail value of $1,500 per session) and EMSCULPT NEO (retail value of $1,000 per session) within a private Emsuite Spa at PureVida On Main Salon and Spa, located at the nearby luxury Main & Sky Hotel Park City.
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**This program, its sponsors, and producers are an independent program operating in Park City in support of specific filmmakers and are not affiliated or sanctioned with an official Film Festival nor its trademarks and should not be aligned as such in any coverage**
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MYAVANA Debuts The Future of Hair Care at CES With New AI-Driven Hair Analysis Technology For The Hair Care Industry
LAS VEGAS /PRNewswire/ — Global consumers are set to benefit from a new scientific hair analysis tool that provides personalized hair care recommendations by beauty tech company, MYAVANA.
MYAVANA’s scientific, personalized hair care system is revolutionary for consumers and haircare professionals alike.Tweet
Until now, consumers who wanted to know the best products to purchase for their hair care regimen have relied on the 1A to 4C curl pattern chart to determine their hair type. The challenge, however, is that many consumers can’t identify their correct hair type, nor do they fit into just one category of hair types and hair needs. MYAVANA is building the future of hair care with its innovative hair analysis technology that takes Andre Walker’s Hair Typing System a step further by identifying the unique combination of textures and types that a person has, introducing a Unique HairID and digital hair profiles for every consumer. This solves a very complex experience for the textured hair community sparked by the natural hair movement over the past decade. MYAVANA also offers a Hair Strand Analysis Kit, often referred to as “23&me for your hair” which offers a comprehensive healthy hair care plan by physically analyzing consumer’s hair strands in a lab to identify the hair’s condition, comprised of its porosity, elasticity, density, and overall health. Virtual consultations and education are also provided by their team of Healthy Hair Experts comprised of cosmetologists, trichologists, and dermatologists.
With a mission to transform the hair industry through science & technology, MYAVANA offers personalized hair care guidance through a combination of patented AI technology and customized hair care regimens. The company’s state-of-the-art hair analysis tool allows users to take a close-up image of their hair to access a scientific analysis of the strands and intelligently determine the right products to use. The tool’s image classifier AI, coupled with other filtration steps, provides a response that identifies the user’s unique hair type and texture, then matches it with the most compatible products in the market. An integrated AI Layer detects whether the user has any combination of Straight, Wavy, Curly, Coily, or Kinky hair type and Fine, Medium, or Coarse hair texture, including the percentage combination of each. This solves a frustrating problem for those with multiple textures that follow a mostly trial and error process. After this, it passes on the attributes to a recommendation engine to suggest the best products, ingredients, and regimens for their hair type and texture combination. At CES, MYAVANA also debuted their Amazon Alexa skill, following participation in the Black Founders Build With Alexa program, and showcased their B-B dashboards providing real-time data and analytics on the hair care market.
Computer Scientist and Beauty Innovator, Candace Harris is the Co-Founder and CEO of MYAVANA, recognized as the pioneer of personalized hair care in 2016 on the Forbes 30 Under 30 List and saluted as this generation’s “Madame CJ Walker of Tech”. She blends her technology expertise with the cosmetology expertise of hair industry veteran Robin D. Groover who serves as Chief Hair Officer of the company, and recognized by generations of women for her extraordinary commitment to transformative chemical-free hair styling, inventions, and services. Over the years, MYAVANA has collaborated with several brands and recently launched a global partnership with Unilever, licensing its personalized hair care technology with its first Enterprise partner, expanding its reach to over 6 million visits per year on SheaMoisture.com. “It’s been an incredible opportunity to join forces with a market leader in this industry and innovate the hair care experience to better serve our personal hair needs and goals,” Harris says.
“We are so proud to partner with MYAVANA to combine the world of technology and hair education with quality products from SheaMoisture designed with Black haircare in mind,” says Taydra Mitchell Jackson, Chief Marketing Officer at SheaMoisture. “SheaMoisture is steadfast in its commitment to encouraging and investing in Black women entrepreneurs, especially through initiatives that promote STEM opportunities, to further promote economic growth within the Black community and work towards closing the racial wealth gap”.
The MYAVANA hair analysis tool premiered as a feature in the SheaMoisture Live Experience at the Afro Hair & Beauty Live event in London and Natural Hair Academy in Paris last year and will continue its reach into global markets. MYAVANA’s scientific, personalized hair care system has been revolutionary for consumers and haircare professionals alike. Consumers have hailed the company’s strand analysis kit as educational, a hair care game changer and a self-esteem booster, with over 76% purchasing their recommended products and over 90% achieving successful results with their hair.
MYAVANA will launch its B-B Hair & Beauty Network at the International Beauty Show in New York this March to deploy it’s technology and retail it’s hair analysis kits through salons, retailers, beauty supply stores, and other hair product e-commerce companies, including a dedicated focus on professional education, training professional stylists on natural hair care techniques, and re-educating the market on healthy hair care practices.
Techturized Inc. (dba MYAVANA) is a global Black-owned, women-led beauty tech company that analyzes hair strands to recommend personalized hair care regimens. With over 50,000 customers and subscribers worldwide, MYAVANA is the first AI system to recognize textured, multicultural hair. Their recommendation methodology is scientifically proven for all hair challenges and hair care needs, and is trusted by some of the biggest brands, including Sephora, Unilever, and Amazon. MYAVANA was engineered by Computer Scientist Candace Mitchell Harris and has been featured by Forbes, TechCrunch, Inc. Magazine, Buzzfeed, SXSW, Black Enterprise, CNN, CNBC, ESSENCE, EBONY, BET, Marie Claire, WWD, MSNBC, Naturally Curly, The Real, and Business Insider. For more information, visit MYAVANA.com.
Harlem Fine Arts Show Announces 15th Anniversary
The Largest Travelling Black Artist Focused Art Show Presents Three-Days of Culture, Community and Commerce in New York City
NEW YORK /PRNewswire/ — Harlem Fine Arts Show (HFAS) will celebrate their 15th year of being the largest traveling arts show featuring Artists from the African Diaspora. This show will feature up to 100 artists of African, Caribbean, and Black descent over a monumental three-day cultural experience and festival at the end of Black History Month, 2023, in New York City.
The 15th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating Art and Culture in America is inspired by the Harlem Renaissance; the 2023 curator for the three-day experience will be Debra Vanderburg Spencer, the award-winning and museum-trained Curator and Art Historian who has worked with: U.S. Congress, Architect of the Capitol, National Endowment for the Arts, William J. Clinton Foundation and The Romanian Cultural Institute in Bucharest, Romania. Ms. Spencer has guided numerous art initiatives for institutions such as Harlem’s 125th Street Improvement District, New York Foundation for the Arts and the Harlem Arts Alliance. She holds a graduate degree from Harvard University.
HFAS provides a platform for African Diasporic Artists and American Visual Artists to exhibit and sell their works. The weekend will salute esteemed illustrator Brenda Joysmith all weekend. This three-day event serves as an economic platform for the multi-cultural, general market, and arts communities to empower and increase market share in numerous regions throughout the United States and around the world. For the first time, the Harlem Fine Arts Show will take place in Midtown Manhattan at The Glass House, 660 12th Avenue (between 49th & 50th), New York City.
The 15th Anniversary Celebration will take place in an expansive new venue, opening up endless possibilities for HFAS as we look to intensify our efforts toward amplifying the voices of Artists from the African Diaspora to a global audience. Remaining true to our community, we will be sourcing as many vendors, caterers, and activations as possible from Harlem-based businesses, restaurants, and cultural centers.
“HFAS prides itself on a sole tenet: creating economic empowerment, educational opportunities, and professional recognition for the artists in our shows. These artists have been forced to make hard pivots in how they showcase and sell their work in the new-normal of a Post-COVID-19 economy. However, the poignancy of their individual works is more important now than ever. This work, created by African Diaspora, will tell the story of this unprecedented moment in history: the choices we made in this moment of historical change, and most importantly: how we felt,” says Dion Clarke, Founder, Harlem Fine Arts Show.
Harlem Fine Arts Show 15th Anniversary highlights include:
Friday, February 24 | 10am – 1pm
Community Day – HFAS will invite community members including: NYC students, seniors and other community based organizations to preview the art show for FREE. The early program will include select panel discussions and other special engagements. The community members will be the first to see 2022 cavalcade of participating contemporary, fine and visual arts including from:
Artists: Frank Frazier, Dr. Myrah Brown Green, Anthony Lucas, Woodrow Nash, Andrew Nichols, Dane Tilghman and more to announce.
Friday, February 24 | 6 – 10pm
Red Dot VIP Opening Night – HFAS will host a VIP reception for art collectors, media, corporate sponsors, and NYC notables – elected officials, celebrities and more for a red-carpet evening including a cocktail reception with live music performances hosted by NYC television personality to preview and purchase art during the evening.
The VIP evening will be a ticketed event that will benefit four special organizations – Harlem Arts Alliance, Touch: The Black Breast Cancer Alliance, The Links, and Tau Omega – NYC Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
Saturday, February 25 | 10am – 5pm
Sunday, February 26 | 10am – 6pm
Harlem Fine Arts Show 2023: The 15th Anniversary Celebration: Celebrating Art and Culture in America
General admission tickets (single day pass) $35
General admission tickets (two-day pass) $50
Red Dot Opening Night VIP Ticket, $100
Tickets on sale at now: www.harlemfineartsshow.org
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