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The US Military Wants AI to Dream Up Weird New Helicopters
20 March 2018 | MIT Technology Review
by Jackie Snow

DARPA wants entrants to rethink the way complex components are designed by combining recent advances in machine learning with fundamental tenets of math and engineering. One project selected for funding by DARPA is D-FOCUS, from researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and PARC, the research company spun out of Xerox.

D-FOCUS doesn’t come up with new designs from scratch but offers up alternatives to existing designs. If the early phase of the design process is automated, a human designer can explore more design options and compare trade-offs with each option before committing to a potentially very expensive plan, says Johan de Kleer, the PARC lead on the project.


In Memoriam: Daniel G. Bobrow
28 December 2017 | AI Magazine
by Johan de Kleer

The Association for the Advancement of Artificial Intelligence (AAAI) honors the life of Daniel G. Bobrow (1935–2017), a research fellow at Xerox’s Palo Alto Research Center, former AAAI president and Fellow, Fellow of the Association of Computing Machinery (ACM), and an early AI pioneer.


ESI Signs a Long-term Strategic Partnership with PARC, a Xerox company
7 December 2016 | Digital Journal

ESI Group, leading innovator in Virtual Prototyping software and services for manufacturing industries, announces the signing of a long-term strategic partnership with PARC, a Xerox company. The partnership initially focuses on expanding and industrializing PARC’s advanced research project on Fault Augmented Model Extension (FAME), initiated with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).