AFRL posts new deep learning BAA

On April 18, the Air Force Research Laboratory posted a new broad agency announcement for Robust and Efficient Computing Architectures, Algorithms and Applications for Embedded Deep Learning (BAA NUMBER: FA8750-19-S-7007). For FY19 funding, white papers should be received by April 30.

This announcement is for an Open, 2 Step BAA which is open and effective until 30 Sep 2023. Only white papers will be accepted as initial submissions; formal proposals will be accepted by invitation only.

CONCISE SUMMARY OF TECHNOLOGY REQUIREMENT: Seeking innovative research to develop advanced efficient computing architectures and systems, as well as robust algorithms and applications, in order to achieve orders of magnitude improvement in size, weight and power, for deploying robust artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities in an embedded computing environment.

BAA ESTIMATED FUNDING: Total funding for this BAA is approximately $99M. Individual awards will not normally exceed 36 months with dollar amounts normally ranging from $1M to $3M. There is also the potential to make awards up to any dollar value as long as the value does not exceed the available BAA ceiling amount.

Full information is available here.

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