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Flagship AI Lab announced as Defence Secretary hosts first meet between British and American defence innovators

Flagship AI Lab announced as Defence Secretary hosts first meet between British and American defence innovators

As recently reported by gov.uk, "AI Lab will engage in high-level research on areas from autonomous vehicles to intelligent systems; from countering fake news to using information to deter and de-escalate conflicts; and from enhanced computer network defences to improved decision aids for commanders."

The recent US/UK meeting "...provided the US Defense Innovation Board, a team of experts from across defence and industry, with an opportunity to meet with UK defence leaders to share experiences and innovation priorities. This co-operation further strengthens the excellent relationship between our militaries."

"The UK Board has completed their first annual review looking at Innovation in Defence, supporting the Department’s aspiration to become ‘innovative by instinct’. Their report highlighted a requirement to expand capabilities in cyber defence and data and information systems, modernise procurement processes, engender an innovative environment and culture, and drive innovation against clear user need."

Further relevant information:

  • "The US Defense Innovation Board is made up of leading experts from business, civil society and the military and broadly mirrors the work of the British team.
  • The Defence Innovation External Advisory Panel was established, and met for the first time in July 2017.
  • The Panel provides independent challenge as the members seek to interrogate MOD’s current innovation ecosystem and help ensure that the Department is driving the right change at the necessary pace to meet its future goals. To support this challenge function, the Panel were asked to provide an annual report to Secretary of State for Defence on their findings. This is the first of these reports."

Added: 31st May 2018

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Innovation

Support & Information Innovation Community of Interest (SII-COI)

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Ministry of Defence

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