Artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomy firms from Australia, the UK, and the US are proactively developing tools in anticipation of contracts stemming from the AUKUS trilateral arrangement. The AUKUS collaboration, announced in September 2021, already highlighted plans around nuclear-powered submarines in its Pillar 1. The upcoming Pillar 2 is expected to encompass technologies like AI, quantum computing, hypersonics, and more.
- The AUKUS trilateral arrangement between Australia, UK, and US is poised to encourage technological collaboration and integration in advanced sectors.
- While specifics about the collaboration’s second phase (Pillar 2) have not been fully revealed, it’s expected to focus on critical technologies such as artificial intelligence and quantum computing.
- Australian drone-builder SYPAQ reports altered conversations with government agencies, reflecting alignment with AUKUS objectives.
- Companies, like Australia’s Sentient Vision Systems, are already fostering partnerships across the AUKUS nations, indicating an early shift towards collaborative innovation.
- AUKUS aims to strengthen operational ties between the three countries, particularly in the Pacific, with a focus on maintaining peace and deterring potential adversaries.