European Union (EU) defence ministers met on 28-29 August in Helsinki, Finland, to highlight the need for further development of artificial intelligence (AI) and other emerging technologies across the 27-country bloc.
Joined by representatives from NATO, the UN and private sector representatives, ministers discussed hybrid threats and maritime security, in addition to boosting technological developments throughout the EU member states.
While Finland holds the presidency of the EU Council (alongside Croatia and Romania), it wants to stimulate discussion regarding the impact of digitalisation on the defence sector.
"New technologies such as artificial intelligence are transforming the defence sector, too," said Finnish defence minister Antti Kaikkonen.
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