IARPA in the News 2015

Yahoo Finance

Philip Tetlock, who teaches psychology, business and political science at the University of California, Berkeley, is also the author of “Expert Political...The GJP is run in collaboration with the U.S. Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and was a participant of the organization’s Aggregative Contingent Estimation program.

 

MeriTalk

The Paris attacks did more than reveal the growing capabilities of the Islamic State to carry out...But the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA)—the high-tech research arm of the U.S. intelligence community—has started several programs focused on the use of big data to solve this and other challenges facing the intelligence and homeland security communities.

 

Slate

I have seen the future, and that’s official. The Good Judgment Project, a 5-year-old government-funded exercise...After that last debacle became apparent in the post-invasion years, a branch of the IC, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, agreed to fund a number of private researchers to run tournaments that enlisted volunteers to do their best to answer fairly tricky questions about future world events.*

GCN

Despite indications that robots and autonomous machines could replace humans for many duties on the battlefield...That somewhat surprising result supports the popular theory that if you combine “a mediocre human player with a mediocre chess computer, that combination can beat any grandmaster and any top-of-the-art chess computer,” Jason Matheny, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity said at the recent 2015 Defense One Summit.

 

Forbes

Here is a sample question for prospective financial, business or supply chain analysts, “how many piano tuners are there in Chicago?”...Subsequently, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) agency sponsored research to improve how the intelligence community forecast global political and economic trends.