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IARPA Announces BBN ACCENT Release to the Research Community

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, today announced the public release of the Accurate Events from Natural Text technology. IARPA funded the public release of the ACCENT software to spur increased activity in the research community. ACCENT is a state-of-the-art automated event coder capable of identifying nearly 300 types of socio-political events in text (news articles, blog posts, etc.).

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IARPA Announces the Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, announced that today marks the launch of the Multi-View Stereo 3D Mapping Challenge. The challenge aims to foster a community of participants that will produce a solution to accurately produce 3D mapping from satellite photos.

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IARPA Announces Winners of its ASpIRE Challenge

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), today announced the winners of its speech recognition challenge, Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments (ASpIRE). The winning teams from the Johns Hopkins University, Raytheon BBN Technologies, the Institute for Infocomm Research, and Brno University of Technology will share $110,000 in prizes.

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DNI Clapper Names New IARPA Director

WASHINGTON – Director of National Intelligence James R. Clapper announced today that he has selected Dr. Jason Matheny to be the next director of the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, effective immediately.

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IARPA Launches Program to Develop a Superconducting Computer

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it has embarked on a multi-year research effort to develop a superconducting computer. If successful, technology developed under the Cryogenic Computer Complexity (C3) program will pave the way to a new generation of superconducting supercomputers that are far more energy efficient.

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IARPA Announces Speech Recognition Challenge

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it is launching a speech recognition challenge contest, Automatic Speech recognition in Reverberant Environments (ASpIRE), to enable automatic speech recognition technology to perform well across a variety of acoustic environments and recording scenarios on natural conversational speech.

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JEDI MIND Wins IARPA’s INSTINCT Challenge

WASHINGTON – The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today the winner of its first public challenge contest, Investigating Novel Statistical Techniques to Identify Neurophysiological Correlates of Trustworthiness (INSTINCT). Troy Lau and Scott Kuzdeba’s winning solution, “JEDI MIND,” could drive further high-risk, high-payoff research on using one’s own neural, physiological, and behavioral signals to help anticipate other people’s intentions or behavior.

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IARPA Launches "INSTINCT" Data Analysis Challenge

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it is launching its first challenge contest, “INSTINCT,” to advance understanding of human interactions that involve trust and trustworthiness.

INSTINCT -- Investigating Novel Statistical Techniques to Identify Neurophysiological Correlates of Trustworthiness -- is conducted in partnership with the U.S. Air Force Research Laboratory.

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IARPA Launches New Research Program to Significantly Improve Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-Solving

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it has embarked on a multi-year research effort to develop and test methods to improve reasoning and problem-solving in healthy, high-performing adults. If successful, proven methods developed under the Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-solving (SHARP) program may enhance analysts’ capacity to reason through complex, ambiguous and often novel problems common to the Intelligence Community.

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IARPA Launches New Research Program to Increase Understanding of How the Human Brain Interprets Concepts

The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence (ODNI), announced today that it has embarked on a multi-year research effort to develop scientific understanding of how the human brain represents conceptual knowledge. Insights obtained from the Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems (KRNS) program may ultimately improve the ability of intelligence community analysts to draw accurate inferences from intelligence data.

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