The Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Agency wants“to create a new generation of machine-learning algorithms derived from high-fidelity representations of cortical microcircuits to achieve human-like performance on complex information processing tasks” under a project dubbed Machine Intelligence from Cortical Networks or MICrONS.
I guess the NSA needs some beefed-up algorithms to sift through all the phone calls, emails and text messages it has collected from everyone on the planet.
Will MICrONS be trained to dissemble when queried by Congress?
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Bob Brewin joined Government Executive in April 2007, bringing with him more than 20 years of experience as a journalist focusing on defense issues and technology. Bob covers the world of defense and information technology for Nextgov, and is the author of the “What’s Brewin” blog.