DARPA Wants to Give Radio Waves AI to Stretch Bandwidth

Image by elBiduleThe radio spectrum is a mess: It’s congested, expensive and there’s no room for expansion. But DARPA has a plan to change that, by building a system where radio waves can work together using artificial intelligence, rathe than fighting for space. DARPA launched its latest Grand Challenge last week, and it plans to encourage researchers around the world to develop “smart systems that collaboratively, rather than competitively, adapt in real time to today’s fast-changing, congested spectrum environment… to maximize the flow of radio frequency.” That sounds exciting, because making radio frequency flow more easily means—theoretically, at least —faster data rates, fewer dropped signals, and cheaper connections. How does it plan to do it? Mainly by removing the human from the equation. That might not be too bad an…


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