AI to solve global issues

Phase

Testing & Certification

AI to solve global issues

$5 Million

Prize Purse

The $5M IBM Watson AI XPRIZE challenges teams to demonstrate how humans can work with AI to tackle global challenges.

Overview

AI for

Impact

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE aims to accelerate adoption of artificial intelligence (AI) technologies and spark creative, innovative, and audacious demonstrations of the technology that are truly scalable to solve societal grand challenges.

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is more than a competition - it is a future-thinking initiative aimed at establishing a more balanced dialogue around AI - in particular about how humans and machines can collaborate together towards a better future.

Amir Banifatemi

General Manager of Innovation and Growth

How to Win

Each team’s technologies will be evaluated across four dimensions: achieved technical impact, evidenced real-world impact, scalability of real-world impact, and ethics and safety . The judges will compare teams against each other and will award the grand prize to the team that is the most ambitious, audacious, and likely to achieve the spirit of the competition.


Team Recognition

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE now has 10 semifinalists from six countries in the Semifinal Round, each harnessing AI in various way to solve for a challenge facing humanity. If you would like to learn more or connect with any of the competitors, please click the link below or contact us at [email protected]

Semifinalists

Prize Updates

The IBM Watson AI XPRIZE is a unique and open competition. The competition launched over four years ago and started off with over 150 registered teams from around the globe - all using AI to tackle challenges facing humanity. The competition has helped to accelerate the dialogue around AI for Good by providing concrete proof points of human and machine collaboration. After much consideration - the competition has been extended and will now culminate in 2021. Given the current global crisis with COVID-19 - this extension provides the top teams in the competition more time to continue to work on their products and achieve real-world impact. XPRIZE will provide more details about the extension and the final phase of the competition in the coming months.


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