Machine learning links Adelaide University with Lockheed Martin

19 Oct 2018

US defence contractor Lockheed Martin Australia has become the first foundation partner for the University of Adelaide’s new Australian Institute for Machine Learning (AIML).

The machine learning research conducted at AIML will have applications for Australia’s space and defence industries, and well as wider uses for advanced manufacturing.

Lockheed Martin researchers will assist Adelaide students and academics on next-generation machine reasoning for automated information processing and decision making, and advanced algorithm development for air, sea, land, cyber and space systems. They will also support honours, doctoral and post-doctoral R&D programs.

Dr Keoki Jackson, Chief Technology Officer of Lockheed Martin, says the company invests in partnerships with Australia’s research and defence industry communities to develop ‘discriminating’ Industry 4.0 technologies.

‘We also provide export opportunities through our global supply chains, and create innovation, Australian skilled jobs and sustainable business growth,’ says Dr Jackson.

The partnership, initially for a period of three years, will also provide Adelaide-based researchers with access to Lockheed Martin’s global research and development network.

‘Artificial intelligence is expected to transform the global economy within the next decade,’ adds Professor Anton van den Hengel, Director of AIML.

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