I got this following DARPA call from Mike Draugelis, our man in Lockheed Martin:
And here is the call abstract:
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.