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AI for Defence Decision Making Initiative now open

The Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making Initiative is now seeking technology proposals for funding. Photo: Defence

DST and the Office of National Intelligence (ONI) have called for proposals for pilot project funding of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies for defence and national security.

The Artificial Intelligence for Decision Making Initiative is a collaborative project between ONI and DST. The Initiative is a national program being delivered through the Defence Science Centre (DSC), the Defence Science Institute (DSI), the Defence Innovation Network (DIN) and the Defence Innovation Partnership (DIP) that aims to inspire solutions that will grow Australia’s AI capability and foster a national network focused on developing AI and ML technology.
The Initiative will provide individuals or small teams with three-month project funding of up to $20,000 for pilot project proposals based on 23 AI and ML Challenge questions. Successful applicants could also have the opportunity to become part of a national network, or have project prototypes progressed through the Defence Artificial Intelligence Centre (DAIC), or defence and university sectors.
Full details about the Initiative, including Challenge questions, eligibility requirements, assessment criteria and application form, are available on the Initiative website.
Assessments will commence 8 June 2020 and close 26 June 2020 or when funds are exhausted, whichever date comes sooner. It is expected up to 100 projects could be funded.
Further queries should be directed to the

Click here for more information (link to DSI)

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