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Alibaba Cloud Global AI Innovation Challenge 2020


Deadline: 16 Oct,2020    Next term Starts:: 13 Nov,2020


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.

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.

Eligibility and Criteria

Open to All AI Developers and Innovators

The challenge is open to all developers, startups and researchers, and its tasks are:

  • Use machine learning in your products/projects;
  • Use Alibaba Cloud Machine Learning Platform for AI (PAI) to train your models (assessed in the 2nd round only).
  • The challenge welcomes innovative projects powered by machine learning in any field or industries.
  • The following topics are for reference, and other topics are also encouraged. The choice of topic/industry will have no impact on your results.

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 valid 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 seperated.

Awards and Benefits

  • All participants who have registered for the challenge on Tianchi can get a $50 PAI coupon (one coupon per user, see step-by-step guide), which can be used for purchasing and using PAI and will be valid until the end of the challenge.
  • Please first confirm your registration to the challenge, and once you are approved, you will get the credits. (Please note, you will need to pay if your usage exceeds the value of your coupon.)
  • If you enter the 2nd round, you will get an additional $400 PAI coupon.
  • Participants are encouraged to use your own datasets to train your models. If you do not have datasets for the challenge, you may use the reference datasets below provided by Alibaba Cloud Tianchi and its partners for free.

    Datasets will have no impacts on your results.
  • To help you learn and start using PAI, in addition to the product documentation of PAI, Alibaba Cloud offers the following video resources about PAI and its uses cases.
  • You may also apply for a voucher of Alibaba Cloud Machine Learning Specialty Certification with 33 video sessions on machine learning and PAI here (if you have already applied the certification when applying PAI coupon, please do not apply again), and we will send you a voucher via email.

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

How To Apply

To Apply please click here