Home / News / Paul Cohen: DARPA Program Tackles Human-Computer Language Barrier

Paul Cohen: DARPA Program Tackles Human-Computer Language Barrier

dataThe Defense Research Advanced Research Projects Agency has kicked off a program to research and develop methods to advance the communication interface between people and machines.

DARPA said Friday it aims to build a technology to allow computers to understand ideas, context and expressions like human beings do and to enable cooperative human-machine interaction through the Communicating with Computers project.

“Today we view computers as tools to be activated by a few clicks or keywords, in large part because we are separated by a language barrier,” said Paul Cohen, a DARPA program manager.

“The goal of CwC is to bridge that barrier, and in the process encourage the development of new problem-solving technologies,” Cohen added.

DARPA says the project will involve a storytelling task to demonstrate a person and a machine taking turns exchanging sentences to form a short story.

The agency also seeks to develop a computer model of complex molecular processes that have been linked to cancer cell growth.

Check Also

NASA, Partners Detail How Human Spaceflight in LEO Can Boost Economy, Exploration

An interagency effort led by NASA submitted a report to the National Space Council detailing the opportunities and challenges for human spaceflight in low-Earth orbit and how it could help boost economy and space exploration. The agency said Saturday, it issued the report in partnership with the departments of State and Commerce. In February, The National Space Council called on NASA to work with other federal agencies to create a national strategy for human spaceflight in LEO. 

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *