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DARPA’s CAML seeks machines that can explain themselves

06 March 2019

The US Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is pursuing technologies that would enable autonomous systems to communicate their capabilities and experiences, with the aim of improving human trust in the systems.

DARPA published a broad agency announcement (BAA) for the Competency-Aware Machine Learning (CAML) programme in late February. The programme aims to develop machine learning systems that would assess their own performance and communicate this information to human team members in an easily understood format, according to DARPA.

CAML is slated to last four years and will seek technologies in a range of areas, such as developing mechanisms for learning systems to discover conditions encountered during operation and maintaining a memory of those experiences.

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