IARPA in the News


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...

EDN Europe

Researchers at MIT and the University of Innsbruck (Austria) have built a quantum computer that manipulates the states of just five atoms to solve the find-the-prime-factors-of-a-number problem...

MIT News

...researchers from MIT and the University of Innsbruck in Austria report that they have designed and built a quantum computer from five atoms in an ion trap. The computer uses laser pulses to carry out Shor’s algorithm on each atom, to correctly factor the number 15.

The Examiner

The BRAIN Initiative, which stands for: Brain Research Through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies is a millennial concept.This initiative targets the brain and “other” bodily disorders such as: Alzheimer’s, anxiety, autism, depression, epilepsy, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammatory response syndromes, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), rheumatoid illnesses, schizophrenia, traumatic brain injury (TBI), and etc. Aiding the President are five federal government agencies, namely: 1) Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)...

Signal Magazine

The U.S. Air Force has awarded a team led by Southwest Research Institute (SwRI) a...contract to develop a component of a novel geolocation system that will detect and locate communications and other high-frequency signals with unprecedented accuracy. The program, funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)...