IARPA in the News


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.

Sky News

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has announced a so-called Proposers' Day for its Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS) programme.


Getting computers to think like humans has been a scientific goal for years – IBM recently said it found a way to make transistors that could be formed into virtual circuitry that mimics human brain functions. It is technology like that that the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is looking to develop as well.


The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency wants “to create a new generation of machine-learning algorithms derived from high-fidelity representations of cortical microcircuits to achieve human-like performance on complex information processing tasks” under a project dubbed Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks or MICrONS.


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