The Work Group - Profile
The AICA IWG is building upon the work and results of NATO’s IST-152 Research Task Group (2016-2020) on “Intelligent, Autonomous and Trusted Agents for Cyber Defense and Resilience” and helping fostering research & education, industrial developments, standardisation and evaluation methods in AICA agents technology.
The establishment of the AICA IWG stems from the seminal work and decisions of NATO’s IST-152 RTG and its members who represented 11 Nations.
IST-152 wished to encourage the emerging interest in member Nations’ academia, industry and governments towards the related research and development. In particular, the participants of the Industry Workshop that took place on March 19, 2019, in Cranfield, UK, expressed strong interest in forming an International Work Group (AICA IWG) in order for industrial and academic organizations to continue the work on the topic of AICA.
Therefore, a key objective of IST-152 was to encourage the creation of a long term AICA IWG that would pursue several activities towards encouraging and supporting the development of AICA agents. The ultimate goal set for the IWG was to provide NATO countries with industrial capability and actual industry-built products that constitute the next generation of cyber defense of NATO military forces.