Microsoft’s AI Challenge is an open invitation for groundbreaking innovations

It all begins with an idea. In the advent of human mankind, idea has always been a pathway to greater things. More than often we lack the conviction to execute the ideas because we don’t strongly believe in them or just because others ridicule the idea. However, some of us also lack the platform to turn ideas into reality and this is where Microsoft comes into action.

Microsoft AI Idea Challenge Contest

Microsoft AI Idea Challenge Contest

Microsoft wants to help professionals working in the field of artificial intelligence or an aspiring AI developer to transform their ideas into reality. Most importantly, Microsoft will be offering the guidance and the platform to ensure that the idea can be scaled and pushed to the masses.

As part of this endeavor, Microsoft has launched the Microsoft AI Idea Challenge Contest. As part of this contest, the participants get a chance to win exciting prizes and get their project features in Microsoft’s AI.lab showcase.

The Microsoft AI Idea Challenge Contest is designed to attract AI solutions from developers, data scientists, professionals, and students. The participants will be given a platform to freely share AI models and applications. With this in place, the models can be reusable and easily accessible. The judging criteria include the following parameters, originality of the idea- 50%, feasibility of the solution 20% and 30% for the complexity of the implementation. The Microsoft AI Challenge is open for submissions till October 12th, 2018.

As far as qualification criteria are concerned, the participants are required to submit a working AI model, test dataset, a demo app and a demo video which can be a maximum of three minutes long.

Microsoft is looking forward to witnessing diversified use cases that leverage AI to build an innovative and scalable model.

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Anand Khanse is the Admin of, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. He enjoys following and reporting Microsoft news and developments in the world of Personal Computing & Social Media.

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