The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency has launched the Competency-Aware Machine Learning program intent on developing autonomous systems that can continuously and rapidly perform self-checks inÂ unpredictable situations, DARPA said Thursday. The agencyÂ is looking for proposers to provide machine learning, artificial intelligence, pattern recognition and other capabilities for autonomous technology as part of the project.
According to DARPA, the program will result in a âforce-multiplying effectâ where humans andÂ machine-learning based systems would collaborate efficiently in time-critical and constantly changing scenarios. Jiangying Zhou, program manager for DARPAâs Defense Sciences Office, said the dynamic can be useful for technologies such as self-driving vehicles, which require performance assessments while traveling in fluctuating natural conditions.
DARPA will hold a proposerâs day via pre-recorded webcast on Feb. 20. The research entity expects to release a broad agency announcement in mid-February.