AI Fest to examine new technology for military and defence

A forthcoming conference is to examine the role of artificial intelligence (AI) for defence and security in the years ahead.

The Defence Science and Technology Laboratory's (Dstl) AI Fest will be held in Basingstoke on June 5th 2019 and aims to bring together stakeholders from the science and procurement communities, as well as potential end users, for a series of discussions and talks.

It will showcase the ways in which AI can be used to meet current defence and security challenges using real case studies to illustrate successes and pitfalls.

It is expected that more than 400 people will attend, including capability planners and acquisition staff from the Ministry of Defence.

Dstl's Dr Steven Meers commented: "By broadening our supply base we will improve access to the best AI solutions for Defence and Security."

Anyone wanting to go to the conference must contact the AI lab team at ai_lab@dstl.gov.uk  by April 18th 2019.

Earlier this month, it was reported that the British armed forces is looking into the possibility of using unmanned drone swarms on the battlefield.

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