AI that Pushes Limits of Science

DARPA's AI Exploration Program
The Pentagon's Advanced Research Projects Agency DARPA is aiming for an artificial intelligence & machine learning system that enables scientists and researchers to push the limits of science.

Full Speed to Beat Global Competitors
This DARPA push is on full speed.  They want to establish the feasibility of new AI concepts within 18 months.  The goal is to outpace AI scientific and technology discovery efforts globally. The program is called ASKE or Automating Scientific Knowledge Extraction.

Fundamentals of Superpowered AI
DARPA wants an AI system that rapidly aggregates scientific data and automatically identifies new data.  The system should automatically verify published scientific results and monitor in real time "fragile economic, political, social and environmental systems undergoing complex events."  The info will be integrated into a machine-curated model that generates top of the line hypotheses.  All to drive scientific and technology discovery processes at super speeds.

AI Proposals Due September 17

DARPA believes the new system needs to incorporate highly advanced AI techniques such as human-machine collaboration, machine learning, knowledge-based reasoning and natural language processing.  Proposals are due by Sept. 17.  The winner could get a contract worth up to $1million for a prototype.  While DARPA's mission is to deliver breakthrough technological innovation to the military, the purpose of the AI initiative is to help to push the work of US scientists to new limits.