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19 March 2024 - Developing AI capacity and expertise in UK Defence - Oral evidence

Committee Defence Sub-Committee
Inquiry Developing AI capacity and expertise in UK Defence

Tuesday 19 March 2024

Start times: 2:25pm (private) 2:30pm (public)

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MOD to face questions on the UK’s defence AI capabilities

At 14.30, on Tuesday 19 March, the Sub-Committee on Defence AI will question James Cartilidge MP, the Minister for Defence Procurement, about the Ministry of Defence’s (MOD) Artificial Intelligence (AI) strategy and implementation.

Meeting details

At 2:30pm: Oral evidence
Inquiry Developing AI capacity and expertise in UK Defence
Minister for Defence Procurement at Ministry of Defence
Second Permanent Secretary at Ministry of Defence
Deputy Commander of UK Strategic Command at Ministry of Defence

The Sub-Committee will also hear from Paul Lincoln, Second Permanent Secretary at the MOD and Lieutenant-general Tom Copinger-Symes, the Deputy Commander of the UK Strategic Command.

The Sub-Committee is likely to discuss how the MOD and the UK’s Defence AI sector can keep up with the fast-pace of developments in AI. Members are likely to ask questions about Defence systems becoming increasingly AI-enabled and how MOD’s approach to procuring equipment needs to change as a result. The session is likely to explore AUKUS and the development of interoperable AI.


Room 8, Palace of Westminster

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