Australia announces cyber projects with India under AICCTP
+ Melbourne: Australia announced three cyber projects with India as it launched its International Cyber and Critical Technology Engagement Strategy, setting the goal for a safe, secure and prosperous Australia, Indo-Pacific and the world.
+ “At the heart of the strategy is the prioritisation and enhancement of our cyber and critical tech diplomacy. We’ll do that through our bilateral partnerships, through groupings such as the Quad, the ASEAN Regional Forum, the Pacific Islands Forum,” Foreign Minister Marise Payne said.
“Amongst other things, this programme will support both Australian and Indian researchers to enhance the ethical frameworks, the technical standards, underpinning the development of critical technology,” Foreign Minister Marise Payne said.
+ Australia and India, with their technical expertise and engaged user base, are key players in the global development of critical and emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), next generation telecommunications (5G/6G), Internet of Things (IoT), quantum computing, synthetic biology, blockchain and big data, she said.
+ Payne said that in the first round, the programme received over 50 applications and grants have been awarded to three projects: the Centre for International Security Studies at the University of Sydney and India’s Observer Research Foundation, the ORF, to develop ethical frameworks and best practices for emerging quantum technologies.
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