The study aims to help develop methods of removing bias from intelligence analysis. Some of the biases being tackled are "(1) Confirmation Bias, (2) Fundamental Attribution Error, (3) Bias Blind Spot, (4) Anchoring Bias, (5) Representativeness Bias, and (6) Projection Bias".
No financial records were released,but the BBC says that one statement showed that the licence to the Intelligence Advanced Research Projects Activity (IARPA) agency was worth more than $10million (£6.3million).
Other uses to which UE3 will be put include:
- Developing a crime scene training simulator for the FBI Academy
- Developing an anaesthesiology training simulator for army medics
- A "visualisation tool" for weapons researchers
This announcement follows shortly after the announcement made in December by the UK's Ministry of Defence that it was planning to upgrade its simulation technology.
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