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U.S. Launches Contest on AI Cybersecurity Tools Development

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The two-year competition asks computer scientists and AI experts to develop "a new generation of cybersecurity tools."

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The U.S. Defense Department's Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) announced on Wednesday it is launching a two-year competition titled the AI Cyber Challenge (AIxCC), in which computer scientists and artificial intelligence (AI) experts will be asked to develop "a new generation of cybersecurity tools."

"AIxCC represents a first-of-its-kind collaboration between top AI companies, led by DARPA, to create AI-driven systems to help address one of society's greatest challenges – cybersecurity," DARPA's AIxCC program manager, Perri Adanms stated. "By automatically defending critical software at scale, we can have the greatest impact for cybersecurity across the country, and the world," she added.

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