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The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) Defense Sciences Office (DSO) is issuing a Disruption Opportunity (DO) Special Notice (SN) inviting submissions of innovative basic research concepts exploring radically new architectures and approaches in Artificial Intelligence (AI) that incorporate prior knowledge, such as known physical laws, to augment sparse data and to ensure robust operation. The Physics of AI (PAI) basic research Disruption Opportunity aims to develop novel AI architectures, algorithms and approaches that “bake in” the physics, mathematics and prior knowledge relevant to an application domain in order to address the technical challenges in application of AI in scientific discovery, human-AI collaboration, and a variety of defense applications.

This DO SN is part of DARPA's portfolio of ongoing AI research and is issued under the Program Announcement for Disruptioneering, DARPA-PA-18-01. All proposals in response to the technical area(s) described herein will be submitted to DARPA-PA-18-01 and if selected, will result in an award of an Other Transaction (OT) for prototype project not to exceed $1,000,000.

Proposals in response to this notice are due no later than 4:00 PM (Eastern Time)  on August 6, 2018. 

Proposers are warned that the proposal deadline outlined herein is in Eastern Time and will be strictly enforced. When planning a response to this notice, proposers should take into account that some parts of the submission process may take from one business day to one month to complete. 

August 6, 2018
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