DARPA to hold AI proposers day Nov. 14

By Briana Reilly / October 17, 2022 at 3:59 PM

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency is holding a proposers day next month targeting participants interested in a new artificial intelligence reinforcement effort that aims to enable tactical autonomy in operational environments often avoided by military commanders.

Scheduled for Nov. 14, the proposers day will center on the objectives of the program, known as AIR, ahead of an anticipated broad agency announcement, a notice posted today shows.

Through AIR, DARPA is looking to prioritize fully integrated sensors, scalability and adaptability in the face of “open-world problems,” as well as deceptive effects and the learning of predictive models “that capture uncertainty and automatically improve with data,” according to a document posted with the listing.

“AIR will pair existing, maturing and emerging algorithmic approaches with expert human feedback to rapidly evolve the cooperative autonomous behaviors that solve previously avoided challenges,” the document adds.

The proposers day will be held at Amentum’s Ballston Conference Center in Arlington, VA, on Nov. 14, with one-on-one meetings available on Nov. 15 with program manager Air Force Lt. Col. Hal Hefron. Registration closes Nov. 4, according to the notice.