World first as UK hosts inaugural AUKUS AI and autonomy trial
- Experimental work by Australia, UK and US on detecting and tracking military targets
- Vehicles retrained in flight to adapt to changing mission situations
- Shared focus on adhering to safe and responsible artificial intelligence activity
The work saw the initial joint deployment of Australian, UK and US AI-enabled assets in a collaborative swarm to detect and track military targets in a representative environment in real time. Accelerating the development of these technologies will have a massive impact on coalition military capability.
The trial, organised by the UK’s Defence Science and Technology Laboratory (Dstl), achieved world firsts, including the live retraining of models in flight and the interchange of AI models between AUKUS nations. The AUKUS collaboration is looking to rapidly drive these technologies into military capabilities.