Xerox’s PARC Subsidiary to Develop Interactive Sense-Making Tech for DARPA

Xerox‘s PARC subsidiary has received a multimillion dollar contract to help the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency create an interactive sense-making platform as part of efforts to advance scientific research on artificial intelligence.

PARC said Monday it will develop the Common Ground Learning and Explanation system that may explain the performance capacity of autonomous systems.

COGLE will be built to utilize a common ground between human-developed abstractions and machine-learned capacities to help an individual predict the behavior of autonomous technology.

“The promise of AI is to design and build systems where humans and machines can understand, trust, and collaborate together in complicated, unstructured environments,” PARC CEO Tolga Kurtoglu said.

“The future of AI is less about automation and more about a deep, transparent understanding between humans and machines.”

PARC will use an autonomous unmanned aircraft system test bed to create the COGLE platform under the contract awarded through DARPA’s Explainable Artificial Intelligence program.

The company will also collaborate with Carnegie Mellon University, West Point, University of Michigan, University of Edinburgh and the Florida Institute for Human and Machine Cognition to carry out the project.

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