The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge Contest

By September 8, 2018 No Comments

The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is a competition for developers, students, professionals and data scientists seeking innovative, breakthrough artificial intelligence (AI) solutions. Preference will be given for solutions developed on Microsoft AI Platform and services.

This competition recognizes the developers who are paving the path for the future of AI development and helping to accelerate Microsoft AI adoption and innovation. This opportunity also provides a platform for developers, students and data scientists community to freely share AI models and applications, so they are reusable and easily accessible.

The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge is looking for AI solutions across all use cases. For examples and ideas, please visit www.ailab.microsoft.com. The top three ideas will each receive prizes (please see below for the prizes), plus an opportunity to present the idea with Microsoft on AI Lab. Your ideas are judged on the following three parameters – Originality of Idea, Solutions Feasibility, Complexity to Implement

The Microsoft AI Challenge is accepting submissions between August 13th– October 12th, 2018. Individuals or teams are required to submit a working AI model, test dataset, any demo app and a demo video (max. three minutes long) to qualify for the competition.

We encourage you to register early and upload your projects soon, so that you can begin to plan and build your solution and create your demo video, and submit them on time.

See full official rules here.

  • Your entry must be your own original work; and
    For video entry, please note the video must be solely the work of the person/team, including but not limited to, the actual filming, editing, graphic design, etc. of the video.
    Your entry cannot have been selected as a winner in any other contest; and
    You must have obtained any and all consents, approvals, or licenses required for you to submit your entry; and
    To the extent that entry requires the submission of user-generated contest such as software, photos, videos, music, artwork, essays, etc., entrants warrant that their entry is their original work, has not been copied from others without permission or apparent rights, and does not violate the privacy, intellectual property rights, or other rights of any other person or entity. You may include Microsoft trademarks, logos, and designs, for which Microsoft grants you a limited license to use for the sole purposes of submitting an entry into this Contest; and
    Your entry may NOT contain, as determined by us in our sole and absolute discretion, any content that is obscene or offensive, violent, defamatory, disparaging or illegal, or that promotes alcohol, illegal drugs, tobacco or a particular political agenda, or that communicates messages that may reflect negatively on the goodwill of Microsoft.

Winners will be notified via the contact information provided during entry no more than 14 days following judging with prize claim instructions, including submission deadlines. If a selected winner cannot be contacted, is ineligible, fails to claim a prize or fails to return any Forms, the selected winner will forfeit their prize and an alternate winner will be selected time allowing.

Send an email to aiexperiments@microsoft.com with the subject line “Microsoft AI Idea Challenge winners” within 30 days of September 14, 2018, to receive a list of winners that received a prize worth $25.00 or more.

Apply and upload your project here.

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