The Feds Need Geeks to Help Them 'Forecast the Future'

 

PC Magazine

US national intelligence officials are looking for a few good geeks to participate in its Mercury Challenge, which is in search of machine learning tools that will ingest and analyze publicly available data and "forecast the future." Whereas DARPA at the Defense Department supports the warfighter, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) at the Office of the Director of National Intelligence tackles challenges within the intelligence community, including critical events involving military action, non-violent civil unrest, and infectious diseases.