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DARPA targets AIDA at inconsistent and deceptive data

13 November 2017

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is pursuing technologies capable of assessing information gathered from multiple media sources in order to provide alternative interpretations of events to help analysts sort through conflicting and sometimes misleading data.

Instead of analysing data and determining only one correct observation, DARPA’s Active Interpretation of Disparate Alternatives (AIDA) would present multiple possible narratives to explain different subsets of the data that is being assessed, Dr Boyan Onyshkevych, programme manager within DARPA’s Information Innovation Office (I20), told Jane’s .

AIDA looks at unstructured data, such as spoken or written language, documents, imagery, or video, producing various analyses on a particular situation or event.

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