Lockheed Martin Australia has announced it will be the first foundation partner for the University of Adelaide’s new Australian Institute for Machine Learning.
The company says the strategic partnership will deliver world-leading machine learning research for national security, the space industry, business, and the broader community.
As Foundation Partner, the company will have a team of researchers from its Melbourne-based STELaRLab (Science Technology Engineering Leadership and Research Laboratory) co-located with AIML researchers at the Lot Fourteen innovation precinct in Adelaide, and will support honours, doctoral and post-doctoral research and development programs.
“Lockheed Martin Australia strives to be the partner of choice as an industry leader in defence and technology,” Lockheed Martin Australia Chief Executive Vince Di Pietro said in a statement. “Our partnership with the University of Adelaide to develop world-leading machine learning technologies for Australia is a most worthwhile investment in our future and sovereign defence capabilities.”
University of Adelaide Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Rathjen, added: “Our new partnership with Lockheed Martin Australia is a perfect example of how the University can bring together outstanding research expertise, unique facilities, students, and an international reputation to attract global industry to Adelaide.”