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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is issuing an Artificial Intelligence Exploration Exploration (AIE) Opportunity inviting submissions of innovative basic or applied research concepts in the technical domain of third wave AI exploring radically new and heretofore underexplored, brain-inspired and massively-scalable computing methodologies for novel machine learning approaches that have the potential to support solutions to real-world problems impacting the Department of Defense. This AIE Opportunity is issued under the Program Announcement for AIE, DARPA-PA-18-02.

The goal of the VIP program is to explore novel and heretofore under-explored mathematical and computational “brain-inspired” massively-scalable approaches that have the potential to support solutions to real-world DoD problems. In particular, it aims to develop algorithms based on mathematical models and representations that have not been the focus of AI technologies development, and that will inform next generation processors that can aid third wave AI.

Proposers should address the fundamental performance limits of novel algorithms based on unexplored mathematical approaches when applied to a relevant DoD application. Specifically, proposers must describe their novel approach in terms of accuracy, robustness to environment, data and computational requirements as well as the challenges that need to be overcome for its implementation. They must also quantitatively compare the chosen approach with current state-of-the-art for the same application. The program is also interested in hardware simulations but not in actual hardware implementation.

Additional information regarding this AIE opportunity can be found at the following link:



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