IARPA in the News

Venture Beat

For years, video games have provided useful imitations of real-world scenarios....Now, a recent government intelligence program has taken that a step further, creating video games to improve cognitive skills.


The Mercury News

SRI International announced Tuesday it has been awarded a four-year contract by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA)


House of Bots

Whether in the brain or in code, neural networks are shaping up to be one of the most critical areas of research in both neuroscience and computer science. An increasing amount of attention, funding, and development has been pushed toward technologies that mimic the brain in both hardware and software to create more efficient, high performance systems capable of advanced, fast learning. ... Accordingly, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) in the U.S. is getting behind an effort spearheaded by Tai Sing Lee, a computer science professor at Carnegie Mellon University's Center for the Neural Basis of Cognition, and researchers at Johns Hopkins University, among others, to make new connections between the brain's neural function and how those same processes might map to neural networks and other computational frameworks.


PR Newswire

SRI International has been awarded a four-year $12.5 million contract by IARPA's (The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, National Intelligence Directorate) Odin Program to research and develop "dynamic biometrics" able to better detect attempts to evade or deceive biometric security systems, such as fingerprint, iris and face scanners. The ability to detect these "presentation attacks" addresses a critical weakness in current generation biometric security systems and can significantly expand biometric use cases.


The Cipher Brief

Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity Director Jason Matheny worries a lot about national security risks that probably aren’t headlining many lists of pressing threats to the United States — pandemics, autonomous systems, and strategic nuclear war, to name a few. “We also have a need to protect what’s really right now a sort of wild west of biotechnology,” he told The Cipher Brief’s Annual Threat Conference in Sea Island, Georgia last week.


Carnegie Mellon University

Carnegie Mellon University scientists can now use brain activation patterns to identify complex thoughts, such as, "The witness shouted during the trial." This latest research led by CMU’s Marcel Just builds on the pioneering use of machine learning algorithms with brain imaging technology to "mind read." The findings indicate that the mind’s building blocks for constructing complex thoughts are formed by the brain’s various sub-systems and are not word-based. Published in Human Brain Mapping and funded by the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), the study offers new evidence that the neural dimensions of concept representation are universal across people and languages.




Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) has selected the University of Southern California to lead a consortium of universities and private companies to build quantum computers that are at least 10,000 times faster than the best state-of-the-art classical computers.