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Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge For Developers (Win $116,000)

Global AI Innovation Challenge

Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge is now open to AI Developers, and Innovators to apply. This is a challenge opportunity where you can win a total of $116,000 in prizes with your Innovative AI Projects.

So, if you fit in, you can apply now.

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About The Global AI Innovation Challenge

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.

It is open to all AI Developers and Innovators worldwide. With an opportunity of $50,000+ computing compability and exclusive resources for participants; and $116,000 in total worth in prizes for winners.

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Prizes And Benefits

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

  • 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
  • $2,500 PAI 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

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How To Apply For The Global AI Innovation Challenge

The challenge is open to anyone who is using machine learning for their projects. You can follow these steps to register to the challenge and claim your benefits;

  • Create an account – Sign up to Alibaba Cloud for free and complete your basic information
  • Register for the Challenge – you can register for the challenge on Tianchi
  • Get Coupon & Start Using PAI – Claim a $50 PAI coupon and start using PAI
  • Submit Your Project – The deadline for the 1st round submission is Oct 16

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To participate, you must have an account on Alibaba Cloud International Site before registering for the challenge.

Also, 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, try get a student verification before claiming the coupon. )

In addition, a team may consist of one or more participants. The coupon and award will be only given to one account for a team and cannot be separated.

How It Works

The challenge is open to all developers, startups, and researchers, and its tasks are: 1) use machine learning in your products/projects, and 2) use Alibaba Cloud Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI) to train your models (assessed in the 2nd round only). The challenge receives innovative projects powered by machine learning in any field or industry.

Also, the following topics are for reference, and other topics are also encouraged. The choice of topic/industry will have no impact on your results.

  • AI + Internet Applications
  •  E-commerce
  •  Short-form Videos
  •  Social Media
  •  Online Education
  • AI + Production
  •  Healthcare
  •  Energy
  •  Transportation
  • AI for Public Good
  •  Wildlife Conservation
  •  Pollution Prevention
  •  Caregiving

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The deadline for application for the Global AI Innovation Challenge is October 16, 2020. If you are an AI developer, innovator, startup, researcher, or solution provider, you can apply using this link; https://www.alibabacloud.com/campaign/ai-challenge-2020

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