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DARPA Seeks Simplified AI Approaches Based on Insect Brains

DARPA’s synopsis: “The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is issuing an Artificial Intelligence Exploration (AIE) opportunity inviting submissions of innovative basic research concepts exploring new computational frameworks and strategies drawn from the impressive computational capabilities of very small flying insects for whom evolutionary pressures have forced scale/size/energy reduction without loss of performance.”  Illustration: A locust is fitted with an electro-implant to monitor neural activity signaling odorant detection (photo courtesy Huy Mach/AP, from NewsMax, https://nws.mx/2RqMbOV).  Review the solicitation, here.