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APL Wins IARPA Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge

Bulletin just handed to me!

Press Release

The Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) in Laurel, Maryland, earned first place overall and Election Forecaster honors in the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) Geopolitical Forecasting Challenge. IARPA created the challenge as a way for the intelligence community to develop innovative ways to use crowdsourced forecasts and other data to predict potentially disruptive geopolitical events.

Well, I’ve known about this for like a month. But yeah, that’s hardcore awesome. We had a great team and one I’ve worked with on other projects. I would expect to see more of this in the future.