IARPA in the News

Executive Gov

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity has asked industry to propose ideas for developing neural tools and methods to predict a person’s cognitive performance in different settings.


Can a tool or technology be applied to the brain and accurately predict out of a given group of people who will be the smartest?

FedTech Magazine

Video analytics — the automated analysis of terabytes of video content — has a proven track record helping investigators to glean information from surveillance cameras, recognize faces in a crowd or zoom in on the license plates of suspects. However, researchers know they need more advanced capabilities and software algorithms to go beyond detection and tracking and really understand the relationships between objects in video footage.

SIGNAL Magazine

Two closely related science and technology programs aim to improve image location and search capabilities, saving intelligence analysts significant time and effort.


The Register

IARPA – an agency whose job is to develop and furnish the US spy community with advanced technology – has gathered companies and academics to discuss modern machine intelligence at a one-day conference in Washington D.C.

Medical Xpress

Brain stimulation used to be just a cool idea in science fiction movies, novels and other hard to believe tales when human subjects were stimulated using electrical currents and achieved near super-human feats. But now, thanks to researchers at the University of New Mexico and other collaborators, brain stimulation is a step closer to becoming a possible reality.


A little-known US intelligence research agency hopes to revolutionize the machine mind by finding firms capable of writing computer algorithms nearly identical to those implemented by the human brain.