U.S. Gov. Bets Big on Linguistic Analytics

Will the next 007 be schooled in analytics? Perhaps. The U.S. government is reportedly making a nine-figure investment to better understand how language shapes worldviews with the goal of improving its ability to glean intelligence from non-English speakers. It’s known as IARPA: Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity. In an article on The Atlantic‘s web site, [...]

I Spy Analytics


The recent revelation that both Google and the CIA have invested in Cambridge, MA-based Recorded Future has had some in the blogosphere wondering what it means to have the firm that espouses that it wants to do no evil sitting side-by-side with the Secret Squirrels from Langley. Noel Schachtman at Wired first brought this forward [...]