Rapid Explanation, Analysis and Sourcing Online (REASON)
The Office of the Director of National Intelligence, Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA), in partnership with DEVCOM ARL, aims to develop novel technologies that will enable intelligence analysts to substantially improve the evidence and reasoning in draft analytic reports. Intelligence analysts sort through huge amounts of often uncertain and conflicting information as they strive to answer intelligence questions. The Rapid Explanation, Analysis, and Sourcing Online (REASON) Program will assist and enhance analysts’ work by pointing them to key pieces of evidence beyond what they have already considered and by helping them determine which alternative explanations have the strongest support. It will do this automatically and on demand by providing evidence and reasoning suggestions as the analyst works on a report. The program will exploit recent advances in artificial intelligence, not to perform the analysis or write the report, but to help analysts do it even better. As a result, decision-makers will receive analytic reports with the highest accuracy, clarity and timeliness.
Relevant links and documentation
Technical Point of Contact:
Robert St. Amant
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Avenue(s) for Collaboration:
6.1 (Basic Research)