The Defense Department and the U.K.'s defense ministry have selected a U.S.-U.K. institutional team to take part in a program aiming to bolster bilateral academic research collaboration, DoD News reported Tuesday.
Under the Bilateral Academic Research Initiative, the University of Southern California would receive up to $3M in funds, while the University of Essex would receive up to $1.9M, over a three-year period.
BARI intends to foster collaborative academic efforts that support the scientific interests of both countries.
The program would initially focus on the development of frameworks that facilitate collaboration between artificial intelligence modules and human users.
Maryam Shanechi will lead the the U.S. side of the effort, while Riccardo Poli will lead the U.K. side.