Defence Artificial Intelligence Strategy

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What is Artificial Intelligence?

Defence understands Artificial Intelligence (AI) as a family of general-purpose technologies, any of which
may enable machines to perform tasks normally requiring human or biological intelligence, especially when
the machines learn from data how to do those tasks.

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Overlapping Technologies:

AI: Machines that perform tasks normally requiring human intelligence, especially when the machines learn from data how to do those tasks. – UK National AI Strategy

Machine Learning: Computer algorithms that can ‘learn’ by finding patterns in sample data and then apply this to new data to produce useful outputs, often using neural networks. – Alan Turing Institute

Data science: Research that involves the processing of large amounts of data in order to provide insights into real-world problems. – Alan Turing Institute

Levels of Oversight & Control

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The appropriate level of human oversight, verification and control will vary depending on the system design, mission objectives and operational context