IARPA in the News

Popular Science

On Monday, while most of us were groggily returning to work from a second long weekend in a row, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) was looking for brains. Specifically, robot brains. Their “Request for Information for Neurally Inspired Computing Principles,” posted online at FedBizOpps, asks computer scientists and neuroscientists to answer at least one of four questions about learning, memory, timing, and coordination. The goal: anticipate next-generation computers.


A team of researchers led by Duke University and the University of Maryland has been tapped by the nation's "Q Branch" to take quantum computing efforts to the next level using one of the field's leading technologies--ion traps....The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges in the intelligence community.

Washington Post

History often isn’t kind to those who go on the record making predictions. Albert Einstein once said that nuclear energy would never be a thing, while Margaret Thatcher predicted that a woman would never be prime minister in her lifetime....Tetlock and his research partner Barbara Mellers spent the last few years recruiting more than 20,000 volunteer forecasters to participate a massive forecasting activity they dubbed "The Good Judgment Project."


Experts and analysts consider quantum computing as one of the key technology sectors of the next decade. IARPA, the research arm of US intelligence, launched a research program to overcome the current practical limitations of quantum computing.

Security Info Watch

In November, IBM announced that IARPA, the intelligence community’s research arm, had awarded them a multi-year grant to continue research into building quantum computers.


Brisbane couple Michael Kowalski and Kate Patterson were both identified as superforecasters by The Good Judgement Project, which won a US government-sponsored forecasting competition starting in 2011. The competition proved that superforecasters could make more accurate predictions than professional intelligence analysts who had access to classified data....Over five years they had the opportunity to answer about 500 different questions provided by the Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)...


The government’s Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency (IARPA) has entered into a multi-year contract with IBM for the development of a logical qubit utilizing a number of imperfect qubits working together in a circuit to produce accurate calculations.