IARPA Joins White House BRAIN Initiative

IARPA is joining the BRAIN Initiative and will use multidisciplinary approaches to advance understanding of cognition and computation in the brain.

As part of its mission to invest in high-risk, high-payoff research to tackle some of the most difficult challenges in the Intelligence Community, IARPA plans to continue sponsoring several applied research programs that use multidisciplinary approaches to advance our understanding of cognition and computation in the brain. Programs planned for FY15 include: the Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems (KRNS) program, which seeks insights into the brain’s representation of conceptual knowledge; the Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-solving (SHARP) program, which will develop non-invasive neural interventions for optimizing reasoning and problem-solving; and the Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) program, which will reverse-engineer the algorithms of the brain to revolutionize machine learning.

To learn more about the BRAIN Initiative, see the White House fact sheet.

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