DARPA’s Role in Machine Learning

  • Joshua Alspector Institute for Defense Analyses
  • Thomas G. Dietterich Oregon State University


Machine learning methods provide a way for artificial intelligence systems to learn from experience. This article describes four threads of machine learning research supported and guided by the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency — probabilistic modeling for speech recognition, probabilistic relational models, the integration of multiple machine learning approaches into a task-specific system, and neural network technology. These threads illustrate the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency way of creating timely advances in a field.

How to Cite
Alspector, J., & Dietterich, T. (2020). DARPA’s Role in Machine Learning. AI Magazine, 41(2), 36-48. https://doi.org/10.1609/aimag.v41i2.5298
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