Applications are open for Alibaba Cloud 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.
• 1st Place: 1 team, $20,000 cash prize + $5,000 Alibaba Cloud credits + $5,000 PAI Credits
• 2nd Place: 2 teams, $10,000 cash prizes + $4,000 Alibaba Cloud credits + $4,000 PAI credits
• 3rd Place: 3 teams, $5,000 cash prizes + $2,500 Alibaba Cloud credits + $2,500 PAI credits
• Innovation Award: 10 teams, $1,000 Alibaba Cloud credits + $1,000 PAI credits(Prizes mentioned above are based on each team’s final grade in the 2nd round and are pre-tax. )
In addition, all winners will also get the following benefits:
• Award certificates
• Priority to become Alibaba Cloud MVP or Student Ambassador
• Global exposure
Requirements for registration:
• 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 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.
• The registration channel will be closed on the deadline of 1 round submission (Oct 16, 2020), and after that the team members shall not be changed.
• Members of Alibaba Group can participate in the competition, but are excluded from the Awards.
Please follow the following steps to attend the challenge:
• Create an account on Alibaba Cloud international site
• Register for the challenge (click here to register)
• Claim a $50 PAI coupon and start using PAI to train your models
• Submit your project for the 1st round before the deadline
The challenge has two rounds, and the top 30% ranked participants in the 1st round will will enroll in the 2nd round. The final awards will be based on the scores of the 2nd round only.
• September 16, 2020 (23:59:59 PST): Challenge starts, registration opens.
• October 16, 2020 (23:59:59 PST): Deadline for 1st round submission.
• October 21, 2020 (23:59:59 PST): 1st round result announced; 2nd round starts.
• November 6, 2020 (23:59:59 PST): Deadline for 2nd round submission.
• November 13, 2020 (23:59:59 PST): Final results announced.
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