Raytheon BBN studies brain

July 14, 2011 at 8:02 AM

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., July 14 (UPI) -- Raytheon BBN Technologies has received U.S. funds to explore modeling the brain's ability to make sense of large amounts of haphazard, partial information.

The research could have commercial and military benefits, such as helping the intelligence community analyze fast-moving battlefield video, audio and text data quickly and accurately.

The funding for the venture came from the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity, part of the Integrated Cognitive-Neuroscience Architectures for Understanding Sensemaking program. It is overseen by the Office of the Director of National Intelligence.

"BBN has a history of tackling tough challenges and producing transformative solutions that make us more secure," said Rusty Bobrow, ICARUS principal investigator at Raytheon BBN Technologies. "IARPA's ICARUS program explores groundbreaking approaches to 'sense-making' and will help maintain U.S. intelligence superiority."

IARPA, founded two years ago, invests in long-range, high-risk/high-payoff research programs that have the potential to provide the United States with an overwhelming intelligence advantage.

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