Mr Brett Phaneuf
Brett Phaneuf is the founder and chief executive of Submergence Group LLC (USA) / M Subs Ltd (UK) and through his office in the United Kingdom overseas the design and production of crewed and un-crewed, underwater vehicle systems. A serial entrepreneur, Mr. Phaneuf has recently turned his attention to machine learning and artificial intelligence; a new company (Marine Ai) has been spun out from M Subs Ltd with the goal of creating cognitive AI to enhance maritime capabilities by drawing on decades of experience in marine vehicle design, manufacture and operations, coupled with vast experience in automation and autonomous systems software architecture, and computer vision expertise. Brett is also one of three founding board members of ProMare, a non-profit (501c3) public charity founded in 2001 to promote marine exploration throughout the world.
Brett leads the Mayflower Autonomous Ship project, which sailed from Plymouth UK to Plymouth US, in commemoration of the 400th anniversary of the original Mayflower, September 1620. The Mayflower Autonomous Ship is a ProMare project but will draw on the expertise resident in Submergence Group, M Subs Ltd, Marine Ai, ProMare, and many other private and corporate sponsors.
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