IARPA in the News 2016


The project is part of the Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) program, which seeks to revolutionize machine learning by reverse-engineering the algorithms of the brain.

EE Times

Known as public-key encryption, this encryption method—the most notable example being the popular Rivest-Shamir-Adleman (RSA) scheme —appears to be doomed by quantum computing, according to Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT, Cambridge) theorists working with prototyping experts at the University of Innsbruck (Austria).


Seattle’s Allen Institute for Brain Science is in on a multimillion-dollar campaign to trace the connections between the neurons in a mouse’s brain and figure out what they do, well enough to create a 3-D wiring diagram. The five-year project – backed by the federal government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, or IARPA – is aimed at reverse-engineering the way the brain processes information. The project is called Machine Intelligence From Cortical Networks, or MICRONS.

Houston Chronicle

An international team of scientists is hoping that the key to building smarter computers and artificial intelligence may be locked inside a tiny portion of a mouse's brain which they plan on mapping to ultimately allow machines to learn as we do.

Scientific America

The Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks program, or MICrONS, aims to reverse-engineer one cubic millimeter of the brain, study the way it makes computations, and use those findings to better inform algorithms in machine learning and artificial intelligence. IARPA has recruited three teams...