Topic: darpa

DARPA wants to teach machine learning systems common sense

Machine learning systems are more advanced than they ever have been, but a critical component is still missing: machine common sense. Machine common sense is “the basic ability to perceive, understand, and judge things that are shared by nearly all people and can be reasonably expected of nearly all people without need for debate.” DARPA … continue reading

SD Times news digest: DARPA’s AI investment, Samsung’s NYC AI center, and Bitbar’s AI Testbot

DARPA has announced a $2 billion campaign to develop new AI technologies as part of a program called AI Next. DARPA is currently in the process of pursuing over 20 programs to advance AI beyond second-wave machine learning techniques, in addition to the more than 60 active programs related to applying AI in different capacities. … continue reading

DARPA to explore the “third wave” of artificial intelligence

Despite the advancements made in artificial intelligence so far, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) believes there is still more work to be done. DARPA is launching the Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) program as part of its broader AI investment strategy. “DARPA has established a streamlined process to push the state of the art … continue reading

Researchers create new platform for developing data-intensive, distributed computing code

Researchers have developed a new system designed to tackle complex objects and workflows on Big Data platforms. Computer science researchers from Rice University’s DARPA-funded Pliny project has announced PlinyCompute. The project is funded through DARPA’s Mining and Understanding Software Enclaves (MUSE) initiative. The Pliny project aims to create systems that automatically detect and fix errors … continue reading

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DARPA invests further in neurotechnology

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) wants to expand neurotechnology capabilities and create a high-resolution neural interface. The agency announced it is awarding contracts to five research organizations and one company as part of its Neural Engineering System Design (NESD) program. DARPA announced NESD in January of 2016. The program was created to provide … continue reading

TIBCO StreamsBase 10, Cask Data Application Platform 4.2, and DARPA selects Intel for AI project — SD Times news digest: June 7, 2017

TIBCO announced the latest version of its streaming analytics solution TIBCO StreamBase 10. The release brings together predictive and streaming technologies with best practices to develop and scale applications, making it ideal for IoT use cases and other solutions that require intelligence at speed, according to the company. StreamBase 10 features support for popular DevOps … continue reading

Apple acquires AI startup, the DAPRA Cyber Grand Challenge winner, Pokémon GO’s revenue, and Delta’s global computer outage—SD Times news digest: August 8, 2016

According to multiple reports, Apple has acquired artificial intelligence startup Turi for roughly US$200 million. Apple uses AI technology for Siri, but lately the company has been ramping up its efforts in AI, which makes purchasing the Seattle-based company Turi a helpful move, according to Market Watch. Turi aims to help developers and data scientists build intelligent apps … continue reading

DARPA’s I2O calls for ‘revolutionary’ software development proposals

The U.S. government’s Information Innovation Office (I2O), a subsidiary of DARPA, has released a broad agency announcement calling for “revolutionary research” proposals for software development with two primary objectives: to “empower humans within the information ecosystem,” and to “guarantee trustworthy computing and information.” According to the I2O’s announcement, the office is seeking “unconventional approaches that … continue reading

Researcher develops advanced computer vision technology

A researcher from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has developed a new artificial intelligent user interface designed to simplify the detection and analysis of images. While computer vision technology for images has been popping up more recently, this new UI allows users to visualize, navigate and manipulate visual media. The system was created … continue reading

Microsoft’s new DevOps solutions, Dell’s IoT announcements, and Apple’s acquisition of Metaio—SD Times news digest: May 29, 2015

Microsoft wants to help enterprises identify best practices and avoid common pitfalls in their DevOps practices. The company announced several new DevOps solutions at the O’Reilly Velocity DevOps conference, and a new online-self evaluation tool has been launched to help developers, IT and other parts of an organization determine their next step in their DevOps … continue reading

DARPA aims to create software that updates itself

While developers push updates to their software every day, one organization is working on eliminating the need for those updates. The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) has announced a four-year research initiative to create software that lasts for 100 years. “Technology inevitably evolves, but very often corresponding changes in libraries, data formats, protocols, input … continue reading

DARPA’s brain interface, Android WebView beta channel, and CoreOS’ Docker runtime option proposal—SD Times news digest: Feb. 17, 2015

The U.S. Defense Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced it is developing a brain interface to inject images directly into the human visual cortex via a “cortical modem” chip implanted in the brain. DARPA announced the project at the Biology Is Technology conference this past week and subsequently in the transhumanist magazine Humanity Plus. DARPA Biological … continue reading

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