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AI experts called on to give Defence decision-making edge

27 May 2020

Defence, in partnership with the Office of National Intelligence (ONI), is calling on budding artificial intelligence specialists from around the country to apply themselves to some of the key AI challenges confronting the ADF and the National Intelligence Community.

Under the recently launched ‘Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making’ initiative, funding of up to $20,000 is available to individuals to undertake a 3-month project addressing one of a number of pre-defined challenges.

Funded by DST and the Office of National Intelligence, the initiative is seen as a valuable mechanism to help grow Australia’s AI capability and foster a national community focussed on developing innovative AI solutions for Defence and national security.

Chief of Joint and Operations Analysis Division within the Defence Science and Technology Group, Dr Lynn Booth said that initiative could generate leap-ahead technologies.

‘‘By really focussing 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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