Budding AI experts summoned to solve defence challenges

By Amy Sarcevic
Wednesday, 03 June, 2020

Budding AI experts summoned to solve defence challenges

Budding artificial intelligence (AI) specialists throughout Australia are being summoned to address key national security and defence challenges — as part of the recently launched Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making initiative.

Led by the ADF and the Office of National Security, the initiative will offer funding of up to $20,000 for selected individuals. Funding recipients will then undertake a three-month project, using AI technology to solve a predefined issue in this space.

The Chief of Joint and Operations Analysis Division within the Defence Science and Technology Group, Dr Lynn Booth, said the initiative could make a profound contribution to the sector, potentially generating “leap-ahead” technologies.

‘‘By really focusing the efforts of our AI community on these specific challenges, we are confident that the initiative will deliver critical enhancements to our decision-making ability,” she said.

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