Singapore’s Defense Science and Technology Agency Collaborates with MIT on AI Research

November 2021

At the Singapore Defence Technology Summit 2021, Singapore’s Defence Science and Technology Agency (DSTA) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) announced they have teamed up to accelerate the pace of progression in the area of artificial intelligence (AI).

The collaboration involves distilling insights and researching AI use cases and potential applications, including the use of AI to enhance cognition and decision-making; countering asymmetric threats and disinformation; or examining ways to make AI more accessible and dependable. Joint research projects have commenced, and are expected to run for three years.

Gayle Chan, DSTA’s Deputy Chief Executive (Information), stated, “In the global emerging technologies field, AI research has been a particularly exciting space on the cusp of game-changing findings and applications. Collaborations with leading research institutions such as MIT ensure that DSTA is primed to translate such innovations into capabilities for defense and beyond,”

(Source: Singapore Press Centre)

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