Google opens submissions for AI Impact Challenge

Google has announced that it’s opening submissions for its AI Impact Challenge, an open call to organizations around the world to submit their ideas for how they can use AI to address societal challenges.

“At Google, we believe that artificial intelligence can provide new ways of approaching problems and meaningfully improve people’s lives,” Google’s official website reads. “That’s why we’re excited to support organizations that are using the power of AI to address social and environmental challenges.”

Projects will be evaluated by impact (asking how the proposed project will address a societal challenge), feasibility (if the plan is developed and realistic), use of AI, scalability, and responsibility (if it aligns with Google’s AI Principles).

Selected organizations will receive support from Google’s AI experts, grant funding from a $25 million pool, and credit and consulting from Google Cloud.

While this is a global challenge, the company has hosted an impact challenge strictly focused on Canada in 2017, with five winners of the $750,000 prize and five winners of the $250,000 prize.



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