IARPA in the News

EurekAlert

(Boston) - The Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering at Harvard University today announced a cross-institutional consortium to map the brain's neural circuits with unprecedented fidelity. The consortium is made possible by a $21 million contract from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) and aims to discover the brain's learning rules and synaptic 'circuit design', further helping to advance neurally-derived machine learning algorithms.

Inverse

If artificial intelligence really will transform the world as many experts think it will, then it’s a good bet to start investing now. So it comes as little surprise to hear that Harvard University applied for and won a $28 million grant to pour into a five-year A.I. study. The surprise, however, is where the money is coming from: the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, an organization under the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

Harvard

Harvard’s John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), Center for Brain Science (CBS), and the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology have been awarded over $28 million to develop advanced machine learning algorithms by pushing the frontiers of neuroscience.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) funds large-scale research programs that address the most difficult challenges facing the intelligence community.

 

GCN

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is hosting two proposers’ day conferences early next month in advance of new broad agency announcements.

The Boston Globe

Neuroscientists from Harvard are teaming up with coders who make computers smarter on a massive project to understand and mimic how the mammalian brain learns. The five-year effort kicked off this week with $28 million from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, a government organization that makes big bets on artificial intelligence research.

PCWorld

Humanity has big hopes for artificial intelligence, but in reality machines have a long way to go to catch up with the human brain. Enter Harvard University, which has just won a $28 million grant to change all that....The grant was awarded by The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), part of the U.S. government's Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

C4ISR & Networks

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity is in the business of the cutting edge – seeking solutions for problems that don’t even necessarily yet exist.... Now IARPA looking to go beyond its current projects, asking industry and the public for ideas that even IARPA officials may not have considered.