SCSP and ASPI Launch a New Project on Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Teaming, and the Future of Intelligence Analysis


On November 29, the Special Competitive Studies Project (SCSP) and the Australian Strategic Policy Institute (ASPI) launched a joint project, “Artificial Intelligence, Human-Machine Teaming, and the Future of Intelligence Analysis” with a multi-day workshop in Canberra, Australia. 

The project brings together U.S. and Australian intelligence officials, technologists, and researchers from across the public and private sectors to inform future intelligence approaches in both countries and closer bilateral relations. Specifically, the project is focused on how current and emerging AI capabilities can enhance the quality and timeliness of all-source intelligence analysis and how this new technology may change the nature of the intelligence business. The goal is to develop a prioritized list of recommendations for our respective intelligence communities on how to adopt AI quickly, safely, and effectively. 

SCSP’s President and CEO Ylli Bajraktari and ASPI’s Executive Director Justin Bassi opened day one of the workshop, the first of three project workshops. The inaugural two-day workshop focused on: current AI adoption efforts within each of the respective intelligence communities; the concrete examples of AI use and human-machine teaming that exist in the private sector and that could enhance the intelligence mission; and how to build understanding for deepening of intelligence cooperation in the age of AI. 

“Today marks a significant step in our collaborative journey with ASPI, as we embark on a project to harness the transformative power of artificial intelligence in support of our intelligence communities. This project is not just about technological advancement; it’s about shaping a future where AI serves as a central tool in enhancing our intelligence capabilities, ensuring better security, and fostering stronger allied cooperation between the U.S. and Australia,” said SCSP President and CEO Ylli Bajraktari.

“This project exemplifies ASPI and SCSP’s shared commitment to bringing the power of transformative AI technologies to bear on a rapidly evolving intelligence and security landscape. Fostering closer strategic partnerships and facilitating connections between intelligence professionals and industry experts ensures that AI becomes not just a tool, but an indispensable asset in the hands of intelligence communities, fortifying our collective efforts to safeguard global security,” said ASPI Executive Director Justin Bassi.For more information about the project, please contact SCSP Senior Director for Strategy and Communications Tara Rigler at and ASPI Director, Strategic Communications David Wroe at


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