DARPA is planning to fund AI.
Or at least, that's the short version. =)
"The goal of the PPAML program is to advance machine learning by using probabilistic programming to 1) dramatically increase the number of people who can successfully build machine learning applications, 2) make machine learning experts radically more effective, and 3) enable new applications that are impossible to conceive of using today’s technology. In support of this overarching goal, PPAML has a number of sub-goals. Specifically, the sub-goals are 1) to make machine learning model code shorter, 2) to reduce development time, 3) to facilitate the construction of richer models, 4) to require lower levels of expertise in building machine learning applications, and 5) to support the construction of integrated models."
Or you can skim the article...
I wonder if this will run on their Titan supercomputer? =)