XPRIZE & ITU to Host Inaugural United Nations Conference on AI for Good
Convening Prominent Global Leaders, AI for Good Global Summit Aims to Ensure AI Benefits Humanity
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.Read about the competition
- 90% of the data in the world has been created in the last two years alone.
- 2.5 quintillion bytes (quintillion = one billion billion) of data is produced every day, from sensors, mobile devices, online transactions, and social networks.
- What if humans can collaborate with powerful AI technologies to gather, analyze and tackle the world’s Grand Challenges?
PRIZE PROGRESS6/2016Registration Opens11/2016Early Bird Registration Deadline1/2017Registration Deadline8/2017Wild Card Round 1 Registration Opens10/2017Milestone Competition 112/2017Wild Card Round 1 Registration Close1/2018Team Selection for Round 28/2018Wild Card Round 2 Registration Opens10/2018Milestone Competition 212/2018Wild Card Round 2 Registration Close1/2019Team Selection for Round 39/2019Semifinalists Selection10/2019Semifinalist Competition1/2020Finalist Announcement4/2020Grand Prize Competition at TED2020
Media MentionsJune 27, 2016IBM Watson and XPRIZE have linked up to offer millions in prizes for using artificial intelligence to solve a "grand challenge." Here's what they're looking for in a winner.February 17, 2016
A new, multiyear competition to build the world's coolest artificial intelligence could win you $5 million. The prize for the challenge comes from IBM, TED and the XPRIZE Foundation, who want to stimulate research on AI "to tackle some of the world's grand challenges."February 17, 2016
On Wednesday morning at TED2016, The XPRIZE Foundation founder Peter Diamandis and IBM Watson general manager David Kenny jointly announced the launch of a new XPRIZE competition focused on artificial intelligence.