Innocentive: INSTINCT – The IARPA Trustworthiness Challenge

This challenge investigates novel statistical techniques to identify neurophysiological correlates of trustworthiness. Deadline: May 5.

IARPA INSTINCT: The IARPA Trustworthiness Challenge

Deadline: May 5, 2014

Whom do you trust? Why do you trust them? How do you know whether to trust someone you've just met? The answers to these questions are essential in everyday interactions but particularly so in the Intelligence Community, where knowing whom to trust is often vital.

The Intelligence Advanced Research Project Activity (IARPA) TRUST program seeks ways to detect one's own neural, psychological, physiological, and behavioral signals that reflect a partner's trustworthiness.

The goal of this Challenge is to develop an algorithm that identifies and extracts such signals from data recorded while volunteers engaged in various types of trust activities. Cross-disciplinary teaming is encouraged in order to bring together expertise from diverse fields (such as neurophysiology and data analytics) to solve this complex problem.

This is a Reduction-to-Practice Challenge that requires written documentation and delivery of source code implementing an algorithm that solves the problem. This is also a Prodigy Challenge and a real-time online scoring utility and leaderboard will be available to track Solver algorithm performance.

There will be up to 3 awards: $25,000 for first place, $15,000 for second place, and $10,000 for third place. Awards will be based on Seeker's determination of solution performance using a reserved independent validation set.

Source: InnoCentive Challenge ID: 9933465

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