ONR Awards IAI Contract to Develop Socio-Computational Methods to Detect and Predict Bot Activity

ROCKVILLE, Md. — Dec. 12, 2019 — Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a follow-on contract by the Office of Naval Research (ONR) to develop and design software prototypes for detecting social bot-nets in online media information streams. The prototypes will determine the impact of bot-nets on social discourse, and characterize their source(s), intents, and modes of operation.

This effort will produce new techniques to distinguish human from artificial message propagation, and gauge the communicative reach of disruptive, deceptive messaging. It will also provide the basis for developing methods to reveal, counter, and mitigate efforts to promote violent responses in complex emerging crisis situations.

“The detection of social bots is a growing area of concern in business communities, government, and non-government organizations. IAI is proud to have been selected by ONR to explore the use of AI/ML to address the technology needs in threat detection and information operations in online media information streams,” said Vikram Manikonda, President and CEO of IAI.

IAI is a leader in the research and development of artificial intelligence and machine learning technologies, including text, video, and sensors data analytics; synthetic data generation; and embedded systems. In developing this technology, IAI will leverage its extensive experience in computational social science and COTS analytics products (www.scraawl.com) to enable rapid prototyping and validation of the bot detection tool.

About IAI

IAI is a technology innovation company specializing in providing advanced technology solutions and R&D services to federal agencies and corporations. IAI leverages agile R&D processes, a multi-disciplinary collaborative environment, and a substantial intellectual property portfolio to develop concepts into market-focused products and customer-driven solutions. IAI’s core R&D areas include: AI & Advanced Computing; Autonomy & Robotics; Healthcare Research Technologies; Modeling, Simulation & Visualization; Networks & Cyber Security; and Radar, Communications & Sensors. For more information about IAI, please visit www.i-a-i.com.


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