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Steven Walker: DARPA Developing Cyber Deterrence, Hypersonics, AI Programs

Steven Walker, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, discussed some of DARPA’s programs at the Defense Programs Conference, the Department of Defense website reported Tuesday. Walker said some of the capabilities that DARPA works on to defend the country from existential threats and near-peer adversaries include cyber deterrence, tactical-boost guide program and hypersonic weapons. 

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Report: DoD Launches Space Development Agency

Acting Defense Secretary and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Patrick Shanahan officially unveiled the new space development agency, CNN reported Wednesday. Fred Kennedy, director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s tactical technology office, will lead the agency as part of the proposed space force, according to a copy of Shanahan’s memo obtained by the publication.

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DARPA Team Finds Way to Let AI Tech Learn New Task Alone

A team working on the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Lifelong Learning Machines program developed a new algorithm that allows machine learning systems the ability to continuously obtain new information and  automatically adapt a task without requiring system resets.

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DARPA’s Valerie Browning: Agency Exploring Smarter AI Tools for Military

Valerie Browning, director of Defense Sciences Office at the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, said DARPA will continue building smarter artificial intelligence-based tools to improve man-machine teaming across the Pentagon, Nextgov reported Friday. DARPA has launched the AI Next and AI Exploration campaigns to build technologies with human-like communication, logical reasoning and accelerate the application of machine learning in the field.

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Navy to Release RFP for Unmanned Surface Vehicle Procurement

The U.S. Navy plans to issue a request for proposals for acquisition of a new class of unmanned surface vehicles in May, and the contract will be awarded by the close of 2019, USNI News reported Wednesday. An unclassified document from the service branch shows that the medium-sized vehicles will work as a sensor and communications relay vehicle in support of the Navy’s unmanned systems fleet.

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DARPA Launches Program to Develop Highly Adaptive AI Platforms

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has announced a new effort to develop adaptive artificial intelligence platforms to address real world scenarios. The agency said Thursday that its Science of Artificial Intelligence and Learning for Open-world Novelty or SAIL-ON program will explore the algorithms and engineering concepts required to build such a platform.

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DARPA Launches Program Seeking High Performance Computing for Military Simulators

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency launched a new program to improve how virtual training environments replicate real-world interactions and host more complex systems. DARPA unveiled Monday that the Digital RF Battlespace Emulator program intends to build a new breed of High Performance Computing capable of supporting advanced radio frequency for simulators. 

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