DARPA to host AI Colloquium
On November 16, the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency announced its upcoming Artificial Intelligence Colloquium. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5:00 p.m. Eastern on January 11, 2019.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) will host an Artificial Intelligence Colloquium (AIC) to inform the public of the range of DARPA research programs focused on advancing the state of the art in Artificial Intelligence (AI), as part of DARPA’s AI Next effort.
As part of the AIC, DARPA will provide opportunities for sidebar meetings between selected AIC attendees and DARPA program managers (PMs) to discuss mutual research interests. AIC attendees will have the opportunity during the registration process to submit an abstract for sidebar consideration. Registered attendees may return to their registration record at a later date to submit up to two abstracts. The deadline for submitting abstracts is 5:00 PM EST on January 11, 2019.
The AIC will be a two-day event that will highlight recent research results across the full breadth of DARPA’s investment in advancing the state of the art in AI. The AIC seeks to:
- Strengthen and expand DARPA’s innovation ecosystem by engaging a broad range of scientists, engineers, and technologists across the nation’s academic and industrial bases; • Inform stakeholders of DARPA’s vision and priorities for AI, in the context of national security, to better enable collaboration and transition of technologies; and
- Inspire the technical research community to participate in future DARPA AI research programs.
The AIC is for scientists, engineers, and technologists interested in current research results and thinking about the issues AI poses for the military and civilian society. This AIC is also for members of the Department of Defense interested in discovering and transitioning advanced AI technologies into operational use.
The AIC will assemble current DARPA performers and other leading AI researchers to provide a mix of cutting-edge technical talks and broader perspectives on the field. Sidebar discussions with current DARPA program managers, based on submitted abstracts for research ideas, will enable participants to engage with the agency and influence its future research directions.
Full information is available here.