When projectbrainsaver first found out about the XPRIZES it was already too late to apply for entry to the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE.
I never spotted the wildcard entries...... one of the problems of my brain hence my need for the kit I'm espousing.
Thankfully a lot of the research done for the Anu and Naveen Jain women's safety XPRIZE was highly relevant - had I seen the wildcard dates I would have concentrated my efforts on getting prepared for this XPRIZE - instead of trying to build both projectbrainsaver, the core that handles the technology and the mechanics of what we were also researching.
I only found out about the wildcard entries through an Italian online paper which I translated and thrilled at the chance of maybe getting my kit started.
I've applied to be included in this wildcard round and, if not this time I can reapply in August 2018.
INCENTIVIZING INNOVATIVE AI
APPROACHES & COLLABORATION
The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a $5 million competition, challenging teams globally to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to tackle the world’s grand challenges. The prize aims to accelerate adoption of AI technologies and spark creative, innovative, and audacious demonstrations of the technology that are truly scalable and solve societal grand challenges. To encourage innovation in any form, the competition is an open challenge in AI. Rather than set a single, universal goal for all teams, this competition will invite teams to each create their own goal and solution to a grand challenge. The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a four-year competition with annual milestone competitions in 2017 and 2018. The top three finalists will compete for the Grand Prize at TED 2020.
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If you think you have the next groundbreaking AI idea, now you have the opportunity to enter one of our Wild Card Pitch Competitions taking place worldwide. A selection of teams across the globe will be invited to pitch for an opportunity to win a free wild card submission into the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE! Along with waiving up to $3,000 of the application fee, each competition offers the invited teams networking opportunities and a selection of unique prizes.
Upcoming Pitch Opportunities:
Berkeley, CA at Skydeck on October 4, 2017. Deadline to enter the pitch competition is Sept 13, 2017.
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