UW leading computer study for Defense Department

By: AP
By: AP


SEATTLE (AP) - The University of Washington is leading a
five-year study by seven universities to help the military process
vast amounts of computer information.
The purposes of the $6 million grant from the Army Research
Office is to analyze data from sensors, monitors, drones and
soldiers to predict an enemy's next move.
The UW computer science researcher leading the project, Pedro
Domingos, says it will attempt to take machine learning and
artificial intelligence to a more-complex level.
The results could have benefits beyond the military. For
example, a computer could combine X-rays, test results and
information from a patient to make a diagnosis.
Other universities on the team are Oregon State University,
University of Texas at Austin, Carnegie Mellon University,
University of Southern California, University of Rochester and
Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

(Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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