$25,000 Microsoft AI Research Challenge 2018

Computer Weekly

Advance your research with the Microsoft Cloud AI Research Challenge 2018. Submit your breakthrough application of Microsoft AI services, and become eligible for up to a USD25,000 grand prize.

According to the application website, the Cloud AI Research Challenge invites any researcher — from students to academics to employees of public and private organizations — to build AI applications on Microsoft AI services, and the two best will be awarded USD25,000.

You’ll have to use at least one of Microsoft’s AI-supporting services, including Azure Machine Learning, Cognitive Services, Data Science VM, Batch AI, Bot Framework, and others. These services feature the latest advancements in developing for AI on Azure. In addition to two grand prizes, runner-up prizes of USD10,000 and USD15,000 are on offer.

Teams of university researchers, students, and employees of public and private organizations can participate. Your team will create a working, interactive software application, in any domain, as long as it’s an intelligent system using data and the Microsoft AI platform.

Deadline is by 11:59 PM Pacific Daylight Time on April 15, 2018. Read more about the details and requirements over here.