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DARPA Sets Proposers Day for New AI Tech Development Project

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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency will host a Proposers Day on Jan. 9 to discuss and develop a contract for a semi-automated system to help the defense community analyze complex events in multimedia platforms. The event at the Holiday Inn in Arlington, Va., will focus on the requirements of a broad agency announcement for DARPA’s Knowledge-directed Artificial Intelligence Reasoning Over Schemas program, according to a notice FedBizOpps posted Monday.

The KAIROS program aims to build a system “that identifies, links and temporally sequences” scenes and automatically sends data to human operators or analysts. “Rapid comprehension of world events is essential for informing U.S. policy, diplomacy and national security,” DARPA said in the notice. The agency said it will seek “revolutionary ideas that use schema-based AI to comprehend events, their components and the participants involved.”

KAIROS will involve a two-stage development to initially focus on automated approaches for learning schemas from big data, followed by the development of automated technologies that apply such schemas to multimedia or multilingual information to extract complex events. Registration for the KAIROS Proposers Day is open until Jan. 2.