Deadline: October 16, 2020

Applications are open for the Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge 2020. As cloud and AI technologies are shaping all industries globally and driving numerous innovations, Alibaba Cloud has launched the Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI) service to empower AI developers and innovators by lowering technical barriers and development costs.

The Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge is an open competition for global AI developers, researchers, startups and solution providers to make and/or enhance their products or projects based on machine learning using PAI.

Prizes

The winners of the challenge will share $55,000 USD cash prizes and $61,000 cloud credits in total.

  • 1st Place: 1 Team
    • $20,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
    • $5,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
    • $5,000 PAI Credits
  • 2nd Place: 2 Teams
    • $10,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
    • $4,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
    • $4,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
  • 3rd Place: 3 Teams
    • $5,000 Cash Prize (Pre-Tax)
    • $2,500 Alibaba Cloud Credits
  • Innovation Award: 10 Teams
    • $1,000 Alibaba Cloud Credits
    • $1,000 PAI Credits
  • In addition, all winners will also get the following benefits:
    • Award Certificates
    • Priority to become Alibaba Cloud MVP or Student Ambassador
    • Global Exposure

Eligibility

  • Open to all AI Developers and Innovators across the world;
  • Applicants must be using machine learning for their projects.

Judging Criteria

The assessment will be based on the following aspects:

  • Innovation and Creativity(30%): How original and creative is the project? Is there any technological and/or social innovation in the project? (An existing project created by your own team can be submitted to the challenge and will be consider as an original one.)
  • Technical Feasibility and Complexity (40%): How much does the project leverage machine learning algorithms? Can the machine learning model(s) the project uses solve the problem(s) it targets? Is the project technically scalable?
  • Social or Business Value (30%): How much does the project contribute to a certain industry or field? Can the project be widely used?

Application

  • Participants must have an account on Alibaba Cloud International Site before registering for the challenge.
  • In order to get PAI coupon and start using PAI, you are required to add a valid payment method to your account. (If you are a university/college student and do not have a valid payment method, please get¬†student verification¬†before claiming the coupon. )
  • A team may consist one or more participants. The coupon and award will be only given to one account for a team and cannot be separated.

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Alibaba.

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