IARPA in the News 2016

Scientific American

Words, like people, can achieve a lot more when they work together than when they stand on their own....Our funding came in part from two different government agencies (the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity and the National Science Foundation).

Slator

Language service and technology providers that want a crack at working with America’s spy agencies, ought to mark down September 27, 2016 on their calendars. On that day, the R&D organization of the US intelligence community called IARPA will host a Proposer’s Day conference in Washington, DC.

The New York Times

ARE you intelligent — or rational? The question may sound redundant, but in recent years researchers have demonstrated just how distinct those two cognitive attributes actually are.

Futurism

If two minds are better than one, how much better are two thousand minds? A new hive mind project known as Metaculus is attempting to find out....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity’s (IARPA) Good Judgment Project, a four-year research study launched in 2012 as part of a government-sponsored forecasting tournament, has solicited predictions on global events from thousands of people from across the world.

Bloomberg View

For insights into the value of intuition, I turned to individuals who have demonstrated an unusually keen ability to make judgments about the future. The University of Pennsylvania psychologist Philip Tetlock calls these people “superforecasters,” a concept that emerged from an experiment he co-created called the Good Judgment Project....Superforecasters earn their title by scoring in the top 2 percent of participants in a series of geopolitical-prediction tournaments organized by called IARPA...