Australia is working on a top secret intelligence cloud system that would be interoperable with the United States and the United Kingdom.
According to Andrew Shearer, director general of the Office of National Intelligence, the upcoming cloud infrastructure would function with the spy networks operated by Australia’s AUKUS partners.
At an event hosted by the Center for Strategic and International Studies think tank on Monday, Shearer said the platform is expected to revolutionize how the nation’s intelligence agencies would collaborate.
Additionally, the digital network will support collaborative efforts outside of the AUKUS arrangement. Shearer indicated that other countries would be able to detect national security threats better when the system becomes operational.
He noted that it is important for Australia and its allies to continue the collective application of AI-enabled intelligence-gathering techniques. He warned that opting for different or individual approaches in that respect could leave some members of the alliance “in the dark.”