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Algorithmic Warfare: DARPA’s “AI Next” Program Bearing Fruit

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) made headlines last fall when it announced that it was pledging $2 billion for a multiyear effort to develop new artificial intelligence (AI) technology. “Months later, DARPA’s ”AI Next” program is already bearing fruit,” said Peter Highnam, the agency’s Deputy Director. “DARPA — which has, for decades, fostered

Making AI-Based Language Learning Easy as Child”s Play

Although language recognition software in call centers, translation apps and personal assistants has radically improved over the last decade, the machine learning algorithms used to train language recognition systems suffer from a lack of annotated training data, which limits the technology”s accuracy and applicability. The technology is also “brittle,” meaning it often has no way

Can Common Sense Be Built into AI?

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is planning to release a broad agency announcement for the Machine Common Sense program, part of its $2 billion AI Next campaign. Common sense “has been a big problem in AI for decades,” according to Dave Gunning, a program manager within the Information Innovation Office at DARPA. “This