Defence, in partnership with the Office of National Intelligence, is calling on budding artificial intelligence specialists from around the country to apply themselves to some of the key Ai challenges confronting the Defence Force 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 three-month project addressing one of a number of pre-defined challenges.

Funded by Defence Science and Technology group 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 focused on developing innovative Ai solutions for Defence and national security.

Chief of Joint and Operations Analysis Division within the Defence Science and Technology Group, Lynn Booth, said the initiative could generate 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,” Dr Booth said.