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.
Intelligence agency wants software to thwart AI trojan attacks
The most serious attack on an artificial intelligence system may not come from malware but rather from a single sticky note. ... Officials from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) are looking for a software package that could help thwart such a scenario, known as Trojan or backdoor attack, and are reaching out to industry for help.
Proteomics Forensics in the Making
DNA, the fundamental building block of all life, is also the foundation of modern forensic science....one of the most futuristic new projects in DNA investigation is about how the fundamental blueprint of DNA is expressed—through proteins.
The Outlook for Superconducting Computers
Superconducting computers could extend Moore's Law beyond the limits of complementary metal oxide semiconductors (CMOS) by cutting power requirements 100-fold—down to kilowatts for exascale supercomputers, compared to the megawatts required today.... Marc Manheimer, Cryogenic Computing Complexity (C3) program manager for the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Project Agency (IARPA), observed that China is "not as advanced in the design or fabrication of superconducting computers" as the U.S." ...
IARPA Announces “Proteos” Program to Utilize Proteins for Forensic Purposes
WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announces today the launch of the “Proteos” program to research how proteins could be used for human identification and to correlate an individual with objects and locations.