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⏰The countdown is on for small businesses to submit their application to the AI Cyber Challenge's Small Business Track! ...
01/02/2024

⏰The countdown is on for small businesses to submit their application to the AI Cyber Challenge's Small Business Track! We encourage all eligible teams to apply, including those who vied for the previous Funded Track. Teams can also reuse material from their previous Funded Track submission. More: https://aicyberchallenge.com/smallbusinesstrack/

Seven winning teams will receive $1 million each to develop their solution leading to the Semifinals.

The deadline to submit to the Small Business Track is January 15, 2024.

As a reminder, the Open Track submissions are also open through April 30, 2024, and there is no fee for entry.

Do you have a background in AI/ML or cybersecurity? ✅Do you like fierce but friendly competition? ✅Want to help DARPA re...
12/14/2023

Do you have a background in AI/ML or cybersecurity? ✅
Do you like fierce but friendly competition? ✅
Want to help DARPA redefine how society secures widely used, critical code – code that powers everything from our cell phones, waste management systems, power plants, electrical grids and beyond? ✅
Do you like prizes? ✅

If you checked any of these boxes, check out the AI Cyber Challenge. The replay of our latest announcement, which includes details on how to participate, can be found here: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-12-14

Join us today, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. ET on YouTube for a video announcement by our AI Cyber Challenge program manager. Tune...
12/13/2023

Join us today, Dec. 13, at 4 p.m. ET on YouTube for a video announcement by our AI Cyber Challenge program manager. Tune in at AICyberChallenge.com or stream directly at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyIMdo8m_aM

Mark your calendars!Join DARPA’s AI Cyber Challenge program manager, Perri Adams, for a video streaming event on Dec. 13...
12/08/2023

Mark your calendars!

Join DARPA’s AI Cyber Challenge program manager, Perri Adams, for a video streaming event on Dec. 13 at 4 p.m. ET on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vyIMdo8m_aM

Adams will provide competition updates and key semifinal competition information, such as scoring algorithm details, the exemplar challenge, and resources provided by collaborators at Anthropic, Google, Microsoft and OpenAI.

As referenced in today’s White House Fact Sheet on strengthening the U.S. supply chain, our Critical Mineral Assessments...
11/27/2023

As referenced in today’s White House Fact Sheet on strengthening the U.S. supply chain, our Critical Mineral Assessments with AI Support effort with support from the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) and ARPA-E aims to significantly speed up the assessment of the nation’s critical mineral resources by automating key steps in the process. More: https://www.darpa.mil/program/critical-mineral-assessments-with-ai-support

DARPA is seeking self-funded teams to participate in the DARPA Triage Challenge, a series of events to spur the developm...
11/07/2023

DARPA is seeking self-funded teams to participate in the DARPA Triage Challenge, a series of events to spur the development of novel physiological features for medical triage. Deadline is November 27!

The DARPA Triage Challenge aims to drive breakthrough innovations in identification of “signatures” of injury that will help medical responders perform scalable, timely, and accurate triage. Of particular interest are mass casualty incidents in both civilian and military settings when medical resources are limited relative to the need. https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-11-07

Statistics and other analytical methods have become the standard for optimizing sports teams in training and in games. C...
11/02/2023

Statistics and other analytical methods have become the standard for optimizing sports teams in training and in games. Can a similar approach improve team outcomes across the Department of Defense?

Our new Objective Prediction of Team Effectiveness via Models of Performance Outcomes (OP TEMPO) program aims to develop objective, bio-behavioral signatures of DOD team performance during training. https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-11-02

10/31/2023

Lately, cybersecurity headlines can seem like a scary movie, but our AI Cyber Challenge intends to drastically improve how we find and fix vulnerabilities in critical software.

ICYMI, hear more about on our latest Voices from DARPA episode: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-10-20

Our Information Innovation Office director, Dr. Kathleen Fisher, recently discussed the outcomes of the AI Forward works...
10/23/2023

Our Information Innovation Office director, Dr. Kathleen Fisher, recently discussed the outcomes of the AI Forward workshops and her thoughts about the future of research at DARPA.

This past summer, we hosted approximately 200 participants from the commercial sector, academia, and government at two workshops to inform our next phase of AI exploratory projects.

You can check out the interview at https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-10-23.

10/20/2023

Our latest Voices from DARPA episode spotlights the AI Cyber Challenge – its backstory, who should compete, and advice for potential competitors. Tune in to hear from the DARPA program manager and representatives from the Open Source Security Foundation and OpenAI.

More: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-10-20

We selected teams for our RITMO effort. Data collected will support the DARPA Triage Challenge program to identify novel...
10/11/2023

We selected teams for our RITMO effort. Data collected will support the DARPA Triage Challenge program to identify novel physiological signatures that could enhance triage decision-making in austere, complex, and mass-casualty settings. https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-10-11a

This is the last call for small businesses to vie for one of the seven available Small Business Innovation Research (SBI...
10/02/2023

This is the last call for small businesses to vie for one of the seven available Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) awards for the AI Cyber Challenge ( ).

If you missed this opportunity or are not a small business, don’t fret! We’ll begin registration for our Open Track starting in November. Visit AICyberChallenge.com for complete competition details and FAQs.

We’re happy to see recognition of CDR Jean-Paul Chretien’s work to develop a viable artificial blood product as one of “...
09/27/2023

We’re happy to see recognition of CDR Jean-Paul Chretien’s work to develop a viable artificial blood product as one of “13 innovators shaping the future of health“ by . https://ow.ly/TuSc50PQjZS

09/22/2023

We wanna go fast! 🏎️ But it's not the speed that's most impressive. Funded in part by DARPA’s Assured Autonomy and Assured Neuro Symbolic Learning and Reasoning programs, UC Berkeley’s Autonomous Indy Racing team set a new U.S. road course record by achieving the fastest autonomous lap time on a U.S. road course at 1 minute 27 seconds at the Putnam Park Road Course in Greencastle, Indiana.

The record-setting performance demonstrates how simulation-to-reality learning tools combined with machine learning technologies can optimize the safe performance of an autonomous system. The race environment mirrors the hardware challenges encountered in domains like aerospace and defense. Full story: https://roar.berkeley.edu/uc-berkeley-autonomous-indy-racing-team-sets-new-u-s-road-course-record/

And for more info on our ANSR and Assured Autonomy programs, visit https://www.darpa.mil/about-us/offices/i2o?ppl=collapse

09/19/2023

It’s T-minus 2 weeks to submit proposals for our AI Cyber Challenge Funded Track! Up to 7 small businesses will receive funding of up to $1 million each to develop their solutions ahead of the qualifying competition. More on how to apply and why at AICyberChallenge.com.

ICYMI, our AI Cyber Challenge program manager led a DEF CON panel with competition collaborators from Anthropic, Google,...
09/12/2023

ICYMI, our AI Cyber Challenge program manager led a DEF CON panel with competition collaborators from Anthropic, Google, Google DeepMind, Microsoft, OpenAI, and OpenSSF, who shared additional insights and advice for potential competitors.

Check it out at

DARPA’s AI Cyber Challenge program manager, Perri Adams, is joined by collaborators from Anthropic, Google, Google DeepMind, OpenAI and the Open Source Secur...

We’ve extended the deadline to submit proposals for our AI Cyber Challenge Funded Track to October 3. We will select up ...
09/05/2023

We’ve extended the deadline to submit proposals for our AI Cyber Challenge Funded Track to October 3. We will select up to 7 small businesses to receive funding of up to $1 million each to develop their solutions ahead of the qualifying competition.

For those interested in applying for the AIxCC Funded Track, a step-by-step submission instruction document titled “HR0011SB20234-17 Phase II Technical Volume 2 Template” and a template for the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Milestones are available at the following URL under SBIR/STTR BAA FORMS & TEMPLATES: https://www.darpa.mil/work-with-us/for-small-businesses/participate-sbir-sttr-program

Visit AICyberChallenge.com for complete info on the competition.

Kudos to our Biomanufacturing: Survival, Use and Reliability beyond Earth (B-SURE) team who today launched 200+ microbia...
08/26/2023

Kudos to our Biomanufacturing: Survival, Use and Reliability beyond Earth (B-SURE) team who today launched 200+ microbial samples to the International Space Station (ISS) via the SpaceX Dragon Crew-7!

We aim to identify microbes that perform well in the low gravity conditions of spaceflight and inform future bio-manufacturing and engineering efforts.
https://ow.ly/znQU50PCzOj

08/17/2023

Now accepting proposals for our AI Cyber Challenge Funded Track! We invite small businesses in the AI, cybersecurity, software development and related sectors to consider applying for funding. A reminder that our Open Track registration will begin this fall! More: https://aicyberchallenge.com/participate

Attending   this year? Check out our panel with   program manager and collaborators AnthropicAI, Google, GoogleDeepMind,...
08/10/2023

Attending this year? Check out our panel with program manager and collaborators AnthropicAI, Google, GoogleDeepMind, Microsoft, OpenAI, & OpenSSF at 2:30 p.m. PT on Track 2! More about the competition at: aicyberchallenge.com

📢 New Prize Challenge Announcement📢 We’re calling on top computer scientists, AI experts, software developers, and beyon...
08/09/2023

📢 New Prize Challenge Announcement📢

We’re calling on top computer scientists, AI experts, software developers, and beyond to participate in the AI Cyber Challenge (AIxCC), a 2-year competition focused on automatically finding and fixing software vulnerabilities to secure the nation’s most critical software.

brings together leading AI companies -- AnthropicAI, Google, Microsoft, and OpenAI -- that will work with DARPA to make their cutting-edge technology available to challenge competitors. The Open Source Security Foundation(OpenSSF) will also serve as a challenge advisor to guide teams in creating AI systems capable of addressing vital cybersecurity issues, such as the security of our critical infrastructure and software supply chains.

AIxCC will allow two tracks for participation:
1.) The Funded Track: We will select and fund up to 7 small businesses that submit proposals to a Small Business Innovation Research solicitation.
2.) The Open Track welcomes anyone who meets eligibility requirements to register via the competition website. These teams will be self-funded.

Registration for each track will open separately in the coming weeks, so stay tuned.

AIxCC competitions will be held at DEF CON with additional events at BlackHat, so stay tuned!

For more details, visit: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-08-09

We’re at   this year and excited to share some news later today…
08/09/2023

We’re at this year and excited to share some news later today…

DARPA’s new AMPHORA effort seeks to preserve and transport samples from any environment or clinical setting – no refrige...
08/08/2023

DARPA’s new AMPHORA effort seeks to preserve and transport samples from any environment or clinical setting – no refrigeration needed. This effort aims to increase awareness of emerging threats and support force health protection and readiness. https://ow.ly/3S8j50PvpbW

DARPA’s new Waste Upcycling for Defense (WUD) program aims to research and develop an end-to-end process for turning scr...
07/20/2023

DARPA’s new Waste Upcycling for Defense (WUD) program aims to research and develop an end-to-end process for turning scrap wood and other cellulosic waste streams, such as cardboard and paper, into lightweight, strong and sustainable materials for re-use in multiple DoD environments.

If successful, WUD will help mitigate the DoD waste disposal burden, alleviate supply chain logistics, and reduce the overall carbon footprint associated with DoD construction and defense while providing a pathway for sustainable building materials. https://ow.ly/LQfI50Phr38

07/12/2023

📣 The registration deadline is July 31—and you don’t want to miss this. Join us in Seattle to hear from key government and industry leaders, participate in dialogue shaping the way forward, and be part of DARPA’s reimagination of manufacturing. The future of U.S. tech is at . Register now: https://eri-summit.darpa.mil/

Looking for new   this summer? Check out Voices from DARPA, a revealing and informative window into the minds of the age...
06/24/2023

Looking for new this summer? Check out Voices from DARPA, a revealing and informative window into the minds of the agency's program managers.

Our latest episode shines a spotlight on and how DARPA's Semantic Forensics program can help analysts detect, attribute, and characterize manipulated or synthesized media.

Find that episode and more at https://www.darpa.mil/about-us/podcast.

06/16/2023

Generative AI technology may have made creating a deepfake as easy as clicking a button. But Semantic Forensics researchers created tools that can help analysts detect them AND characterize whether their intent is benign or malicious. More in our latest Voices from DARPA episode: https://www.darpa.mil/news-events/2023-06-16

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