Raytheon BBN has been awarded a contract to support DARPA's "In The Moment" program.
ITM seeks to create AI systems that humans can trust to make decisions independently in uncontrolled environments.
To do this, the Raytheon BBN-led team, which includes Kairos Research, MacroCognition, and Valkyries Austere Medical Solutions, will use a cognitive interviewing technique to understand how experts make difficult decisions.
This qualitative information will be used to design experiments to study how differences in an individual's decision-making attributes can explain their choices, and how the alignment of attributes between two different people impacts the willingness to delegate decisions to another.
All of this will enable AI to be tailored to match an expert population, and to be trusted to make decisions in difficult domains such as mass casualty triage and disaster relief.