IARPA in the News 2016


The intelligence community is working on amping up people-recognition power to spot, in live videos, shooters and potential terrorists before they have a chance to attack....But Deep Intermodal Video Analytics, or DIVA, a research project out of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, will attempt to automatically detect suspicious activities, with the help of live video pouring in through multiple camera feeds. ODNI’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency is gathering academics and private sector experts for a July 12 "Proposers’ Day," in anticipation of releasing a work solicitation.


There is a bitter truth for economists, as well as professionals in other areas. Non-experts are typically better at forecasting future trends than experts....In his most recent book, 'Superforecasting: The Art and Science of Prediction,' published in 2015 and written with Canadian journalist Dan Gardner, Prof Tetlock and his team focused on how forecasters can improve their accuracy. Tetlock got the cooperation of the US intelligence agency, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), between 2011 and 2015.


The CIA’s newest directorate consolidates several technology business units into one hub organization focused on deeply embracing innovative approaches and capabilities throughout the agency....Although the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI) conducts its own research, beginning with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), Hallman does not see any conflict or redundancy in the establishment of the CIA’s DDI.

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The President of the Democratic Republic of the Congo was having a stressful time in 2013. A rebel militia had just taken control of Goma, a large province with a population of about a million people, and regional powers were putting pressure on him to wrest it back by force....These were set by Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), a US agency that supports research into improving intelligence services.


What are the fundamental limitations inherent in machine learning systems?...Last year researchers with the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) said their five-year program called Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) would offer participants a “unique opportunity to pose biological questions with the greatest potential to advance theories of neural computation and obtain answers through carefully planned experimentation and data analysis.”