Table of Contents: September 2017


SIGNAL September 2017INTELLIGENCE
Seeing Is Believing For Artificial Intelligence
    Several IARPA programs apply machine learning to improve perceptual processing.

Mapping Out Future Intelligence Technologies
    An ODNI program strives to guide research and development by some unlikely sources.

—Xpress Challenge Cooks Up a Baker’s Dozen of Competitive Submissions

The Intelligence Everyone Can See
    A new field of analysis that taps open source imagery is coming into view under the watchful eyes of remote sensing.

HOMELAND SECURITY
High Hopes for Unmanned Aircraft On the High Seas
    The Coast Guard plans to outfit cutters with the systems to support surveillance and search and rescue.

AI AND AUTONOMY
Rethinking Cognition
    AI and machine learning are shaping the U.S. military’s decisionmaking processes.

Scientists Pick AI for Lab Partner
    Robotic research systems may foster a boom in scientific knowledge.

For Combat-Ready Robots, Add a Dash of Humanity
    Researchers teach machines warrior instincts using brain waves.

CYBERSECURITY
One of These Things Is Not Like the Other
    Cyber hunt teams look to machine learning to sort true security alerts from false positives.

MEDICAL TECHNOLOGIES
Technology Leads One Step Closer to a Malaria Vaccine
    Military researchers are working not only to prevent but also to eradicate the deadly disease.

DISRUPTIVE BY DESIGN
Quantum Applications Require Quantum Planning

PRESIDENT'S COMMENTARY
It's Not Top Secret That Intelligence Needs More Resources

AFCEA EDUCATIONAL ACTIVITIES
Grants Support the Future of STEM

INCOMING
The Air Force Doesn't Have Space to Grow