IAI Awarded U.S. Navy Contract to Develop a Twitter Bot-Detection Capability

ROCKVILLE, Md.—April 29, 2020Intelligent Automation, Incorporated (IAI), a technology innovation company, announced today that it has been awarded a contract by the U.S. Navy to develop an improved bot-detection capability for Twitter.

In this contract, IAI will improve bot-detection accuracy using probabilistic models, artificial intelligence (AI), and machine learning (ML). Users will be able to identify, block, or unfollow suspect accounts on Twitter, and the system’s explanations will improve users’ situational awareness so that they better understand the activity of the bots.

“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 the U.S. Navy to support 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 sensor-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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