Harvard’s Using a National Intelligence Grant for ‘Moonshot’ A.I. Research

If artificial intelligence really will transform the world as many experts think it will, then it’s a good bet to start investing now. So it comes as little surprise to hear that Harvard University applied for and won a $28 million grant to pour into a five-year A.I. study. The surprise, however, is where the money is coming from: the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, an organization under the U.S. Office of the Director of National Intelligence. The money will reportedly go specifically towards researching the complex processes in mammalian brains and why they are wired so well to learn and utilize new information as it presents itself. The goal is to design computer algorithms that are optimized to learn the way human beings do. Working together, neuroscientists and computer…

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