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DSTO and IBM to collaborate on defence tech

CIO Staff (CIO) | Feb. 10, 2014
Both organisations will carry out research on cyber security, analytics and cognitive computing

The Defence Science and Technology Organisation (DSTO) and IBM have joined forces to conduct research on defence technologies in areas such as cyber security, analytics and cognitive computing.

Chief defence scientist Dr Alex Zelinsky and director, IBM Research, Australia Glenn Wightwick signed an agreement on Monday to research technology capabilities that could improve operations in the Australian Defence Force.

“Both organisations have deep expertise in these areas and it is a natural fit that we work together in what are some very promising defence-related areas of research,” Dr Zelinsky said.

“IBM has a long history of driving innovation – from the invention of the barcode to the creation of cognitive computing systems that learn and interact naturally with people to extend what either humans or machine could do on their own. Our researchers push the boundaries of science and technology to make the world work better,” Wightwick added.

The Department of Defence has been contacted for more information.


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