IARPA Announces the UG2+ Prize Challenge to Improve UAV-Captured Imagery
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, today announced the UG2+ Prize Challenge, a competition that leverages a unique computer vision dataset of unmanned aerial vehicle, glider, and ground (UG2) data.
IARPA Launches “Ithildin” Program to Improve Chemical Sampling and Filtering
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced today the launch of the Ithildin program to develop new sorbent capabilities for sample collection, large area protection, and “smart” filters.
IARPA to offer potential cure for employees’ ‘linkclickitis’ disease
The intelligence community, like every other federal and private sector organization, suffers from the common employee disease of “linkclickitis.” It’s described by doctors as a condition where the employee has an uncontrollable urge to press the left button on the mouse while hovering over a link sent by email. But the good doctors, err developers, from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency may have found a cure or at least a way to isolate the disease so it doesn’t do harm to the rest of the body.
Mirror mirror on the wall, which is the best credibility assessment tool of them all?
What’s the best method for determining whether or not someone is trustworthy? Given the choice, should we trust a thorough background check, a polygraph, or a simple gut-check? These questions take on special significance in an era when the trustworthiness of the media, public figures and more is increasingly fraught. And these are the questions that the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is trying to answer through a new public challenge.
How a Trojan Can Turn an AI into a Manchurian Candidate
In a near-future world of self-driving cars, delivery drones and even machine-piloted passenger planes whizzing about in a tidy, efficient metropolis, it’s not hard to imagine a scenario where one or more (or all) of the machines suddenly go haywire... The Intelligence Community’s research arm has one idea about how something like that can happen.