The organization has issued a challenge to the engineering community to incorporate AI in a redesign that will change the very way the spectrum will flow in and out of our gizmos.

In a wirelessly connected world where all sorts of technologies are joining the party daily, the electromagnetic spectrum responsible for the exchange of data is becoming increasingly saturated. Imagine a near future where fuzzy connection prevents you from messaging your buddies or listening to Spotify.

“The current practice of assigning fixed frequencies for various uses irrespective of actual, moment-to-moment demand is simply too inefficient to keep up with actual demand and threatens to undermine wireless reliability,” said the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s Microsystems Technology Office (MTO) director William Chappell in a press release.

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