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Canada finalizing new artificial intelligence strategy for defence: Minister

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OTTAWA — The Department of National Defence is finalizing an artificial intelligence strategy for Canada’s military, Defence Minister Bill Blair says. Observers say it can’t come soon enough.

“We recognize that artificial intelligence can enhance information analysis, speed up decision-making and optimize resource allocation,” Blair told The Logic in a written statement, responding to questions about how the Canadian Forces use AI. “Moreover, AI can strengthen logistics and supply chains; intelligence and surveillance capabilities; and training and education. We must take advantage of this opportunity.”

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