IARPA to host BENGAL Proposer’s Day

On August 25, the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) issued a Proposer’s Day notice for the BENGAL program. The BENGAL Proposer’s Day will be held on October 24, and registration closes October 18.

The US Government is interested in safe uses of large language models (LLMs) for a wide variety of applications including the rapid summarization and contextualization of information relevant to the Intelligence Community. These applications must avoid unwarranted biases and toxic outputs, preserve attribution to original sources, and be free of erroneous outputs. The US Government is also interested in identifying and mitigating hazardous use of LLMs by potential adversaries.

The goal of BENGAL is to understand LLM threat modes, quantify them and to find novel methods to address threats and vulnerabilities or to work resiliently with imperfect models. IARPA seeks to develop and incorporate novel technologies to efficiently probe large language models to detect and characterize LLM threat modes and vulnerabilities. Performers will focus on one or more topic domains, clearly articulate a taxonomy of threat modes within their domain of interest and develop technologies to efficiently probe LLM models to detect, characterize and mitigate biases, threats or vulnerabilities. Topic areas and additional requirements for successful proposals will be introduced at the Proposers’ Day event.

The BENGAL Proposer’s Day will be held Tuesday, October 24, 2023, from 9:30am to 4:30pm EDT in Washington, D.C. A virtual option will be available for individuals that are unable to attend in person.

Participants must register by Wednesday, October 18, 2023, at noon EDT. Same day registrations will not be accepted. Limited spots are available for in-person attendance and early registration is encouraged. Only one in-person attendee per organization or research group will be permitted to attend in person, with the exception of professors at the same university or college at IARPA’s discretion. The link to register is: https://www.client-meeting.net/bengal-proposers-day

Review the full IARPA BENGAL Proposer’s Day notice.

Source: SAM

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