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Saturday, March 8 • 12:00am - 12:00am
DARPA: navigating the rapidly expanding infospace

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DARPA was created to avoid technological surprise. But in many cases, the surprise is due to the fact that our awareness is driven by our expectations. In other words, we see what we expect to see - not necessarily what is really out there. The event that precipitated the creation of DARPA was our complete surprise by the Soviet launch of Sputnik that was a surprise not because the evidence for it was not clear leading up to the event, but rather because we assumed that the Soviets were peasants and the idea that they would be able to perform such a feat was beyond imagination. This talk is about avoiding technological surprise by looking outside the box.

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Daniel Kaufman

Office DirectorDARPAMr. Dan Kaufman joined DARPA in August 2009 as Director of the Information Processing Techniques Office (IPTO). He led the merger of IPTO with the Transformational Convergence Technology Office to create the Information Innovation Office (I2O) and became the first... Read More →

Saturday March 8, 2014 12:00am - 12:00am
Hilton Austin Downtown, Salon G 500 E 4th St

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