The ASTRID Artificial intelligence program seeks to identify potential disruptions related to the fields of Defense, civil research and industry in the field of artificial intelligence. The projects have duration between 18 and 36 months. These projects are part of the AID and the DGA general framework of action aiming to anticipate and control the evolution of the technologies necessary and usable in future Defense and security systems. They may also fall under "basic research" or "industrial research".
This thematic call on artificial intelligence is dedicated to research of a dual nature with a low level of technological maturity. The projects fall under one of the three axes detailed in the text of the call for projects:
Global technological and industrial competition requires ensuring the dual applications of research results. Therefore, all the agreements for the projects selected in this call will include IP clauses aimed essentially at subjecting to prior authorization from the DGA a sale of intellectual property resulting from the work (or an exclusive concession license) to preserve the feasibility of these applications. More generally, the DGA wishes to promote the development of innovations and makes available to project leaders a network of technical experts with knowledge of the industrial environment.
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