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Intelligence Community Launches AI-Based Competition to Verify Information Credibility

The offices of the Director of Science and Technology and the undersecretary of defense for intelligence have launched a competition to verify the credibility of information using artificial intelligence and machine learning capabilities.

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence said Thursday the Xamine challenge aims to match the current development and assessment of products through machine learning approaches.

Challenge participants will be tasked to provide a technology-based explanation as to how an approach was used to validate information before it is incorporated into machine-generated intelligence products.

Solvers are required to describe their plan in a way that will enable intelligence analysts to comprehend and assess the solution according to its credibility.

David Isaacson, DS&T program manager for Xamine, stated that the intelligence community requires a scalable means to inspect and ensure IC collection systems ingest the integrity of data.

Initial winners of the Xamine challenge will initially receive $25,000, while solvers who will be able to further elaborate on their proposed solution upon the request of ODNI and OUSD will be given $50,000.

Xamine succeeds the XPress and Xtend challenges, both of which were conducted in 2017.

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