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Schedule

IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a 4-year competition providing an interdisciplinary platform for domain experts, developers and innovators to, through collaboration, push the boundaries of AI to new heights. The prize launched on June 23, 2016 and has four rounds of competition plus two wildcard rounds to allow for a limited number of teams with groundbreaking ideas to enter the competition.

 

Date Entries
Wild Cards
Milestone Competition
June 1 2016 Release of Competition Guidelines, registration opens
November 15 2016 Deadline for discounted ($1,000) Early Bird registration
January 19 2017 Registration closes
ROUND 1
March 1 2017 Teams submit complete Competition Plans
May 3 2017 Announce official competitors
August 1 2017 Wild Card Round 1 registration opens
August 1 2017 Milestone Competition 1 applications due
September 1 2017 Progress reports due for first judging round
September 1 2017 Judges announce 10 Teams invited to the public demonstration and Milestone Competition 1
October 1 2017 Milestone Competition 1 during IBM World of Watson
December 1 2017 Wild Card Round 1 registration closes
January 15 2018 Teams continuing to Round 2 are announced
ROUND 2
March 1 2018 Wild Card Round 1 Competition Plans due
April 1 2018 Judges announce accepted Wild Card Round 1 Teams
August 1 2018 Wild Card Round 2 registration opens
August 1 2018 Milestone Competition 2 applications due
September 1 2018 Progress reports due for second judging round
September 1 2018 Judges announce 10 Teams invited to the public demonstration and Milestone Competition 2
October 1 2018 Milestone Competition 2 during IBM World of Watson
December 1 2018 Wild Card Round 2 registration closes
January 15 2019 Teams continuing to Round 3 are announced
ROUND 3
March 1 2019 Wild Card Round 2 Competition Plans due
April 1 2019 Judges announce accepted Wild Card Round 2 Teams
September 1 2019 Progress reports due for third judging round
September 1 2019 Judges announce 10 semifinalist
October 1 2019 Semifinalist Demonstration during IBM World of Watson
January 15 2020 Judges announce their selection of 3 Finalist Teams to compete at TED 2020.
ROUND 4:
GRAND PRIZE COMPETITION
April 1 2020 Grand Prize Competition at TED 2020
Grand, 2nd Place, and 3rd Place Prizes awarded

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