IARPA in the News

The Daily Beast

A couple of days before the Future Today Summit at the 92nd Street Y in uptown Manhattan, a gunman walked into a pizza shop 230 miles south of it, fired into the air, and demanded to see the child sex ring in its basement....Dixon is the Deputy Director of IARPA (Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity—think DARPA, but Intelligence, and around since 2006), whose boss’ boss is DNI chief James Clapper and whose agency’s goal is to “deliver innovative technology for future overwhelming intelligence advantage.”

EurekAlert

HOUSTON - (Dec. 16, 2016) - Neuroscience and artificial intelligence experts from Rice University and Baylor College of Medicine have taken inspiration from the human brain in creating a new "deep learning" method that enables computers to learn about the visual world largely on their own, much as human babies do.

C4ISRNET

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency recently inked a deal to acquire a new crop of commercial satellite imagery from San Francisco-based provider Planet....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is releasing satellite data sets as part of two prize-driven challenges to achieve breakthroughs in the analysis of overhead imagery.

SPYCAST

SPY Historian Vince Houghton sat down with Dr. Stacey Dixon, the Deputy Director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity.

 

Undark

Some of the fingerprint scanners that protect cellphones, banks and even border crossings can be tricked by new technology that prints wearable hands with detailed fingerprints....“We’ve got a long way to go to improve security but we’ve got reasonable safeguards in place for today,” said Christopher Boehnen, senior program manager at the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, a federal agency that tackles problems in the intelligence community.

Federal News Radio

Machines are taking your job....Jason Matheny, Ph.D, director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), told Federal News Radio in an interview, that not only are there a lot of smart people in and outside government looking artificial intelligence and its impact on the human workforce, but machines might make it even more obvious that a person is needed for a role — particularly one within national intelligence, medicine or law enforcement.

Executive Biz

Charles River Analytics has secured a potential $3.75 million contract to help the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity develop probabilistic relational models as part of IARPA’s insider threat detection program.