IC calls on academia, industry to help with new technologies for pandemic
The intelligence community is looking for what it calls tools and technologies for rapid capabilities against the pandemic. And it’s calling on industry and academia for proposals. Promising ones will get seedling awards to develop them further. Federal Drive with Tom Temin turned to the deputy director of research at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, Dr. Catherine Cotell, for details.
Sensors and Sensibility: USC Researchers Develop State-of-the-Art Biometric Security Systems
Biometrics systems like iris scanning or fingerprint recognition are no longer fantastical concepts of a distant sci-fi future. From iPhone fingerprint authentication to facial recognition systems in airports, it’s safe to say that the future is very much right now...."As these advantages make more people and institutions want to adopt the technology, they also allure some people to find holes in the technology, sometimes just for the sake of amusement.”
‘Superforecasters’ Say a Covid-19 Vaccine Is Still a Ways Off
People who get paid to make forecasts say there’s only a 9% chance that there will be a widely available vaccine for Covid-19 before next April. That’s according to Good Judgment Inc., a company that maintains a global network of forecasters to make predictions for clients based on publicly available evidence.
It’s Not Magic, It’s Science: Predicting the Future
It could be argued that scientists create superpowers in their labs. If Aram Galstyan, director of the Artificial Intelligence Division at the USC Viterbi Information Sciences Institute (ISI) had to pick just one superpower, it would be the ability to predict the future. ... For the past two years, Galstyan has led a group of researchers at ISI on a (IARPA-funded) project named Synergistic Anticipation of Geopolitical Events, or SAGE, to attempt to predict the future using non-experts.
Mapping our COVID-19 recovery
SWARM technology has brought together the country’s leading experts from Australian universities to work on our recovery after COVID-19.... We were tasked by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, a division of the US Office of the Director of National Intelligence, to find a way to improve the quality of analytic reasoning in intelligence reports