The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) invests in high-risk, high-payoff research programs to tackle some of the most difficult challenges of the agencies and disciplines in the Intelligence Community (IC).
IARPA does not have an operational mission and does not deploy technologies directly to the field. Instead, IARPA facilitates the transition of research results to our IC customers for operational application.
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Neuroscience Programs at IARPA
The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) is an organization within the Office of the Director of National Intelligence that invests in high-risk, high-payoff research to tackle some of the most difficult challenges in the Intelligence Community. As part of this mission, IARPA sponsors several applied research programs that use multidisciplinary approaches to advance our understanding of cognition and computation in the brain. Currently active neuroscience programs include:
- Integrated Cognitive-Neuroscience Architectures for Understanding Sensemaking (ICArUS), which uses models to understand how the human brain is able to make sense of sparse, ambiguous data;
- Knowledge Representation in Neural Systems (KRNS), which seeks insights into the brain’s representation of conceptual knowledge;
- Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks (MICrONS), which will reverse-engineer the algorithms of the brain to revolutionize machine learning; and
- Strengthening Human Adaptive Reasoning and Problem-solving (SHARP), which will develop non-invasive neural interventions for optimizing reasoning and problem-solving.
IARPA is always seeking novel ideas aligned with our mission. If you are interested in working with IARPA through one of our existing solicitations, prize challenges, requests for information, or other mechanisms, please see this link for more details.