Now in its fourth consecutive year since its launch in 2019, the Huawei GLOBAL AI CHALLENGE has received 2,500+ algorithm submissions from nearly 8,000 teams in 45 countries and regions in its first three years. More than 150 participants have been awarded. Some outstanding participants from the best universities and colleges in China were registered by Huawei. The competition combines theory with practice and brings together young talent to nurture new AI technologies in both theoretical and practical sense.
Wang YuePresident of Huawei Consumer Cloud Service Application Ecosystem BU, outlined the lofty ambitions of the competition, noting, “The development of AI has ushered in an era of ubiquitous intelligence. We strive to inspire global campus talent to explore new AI frontiers and global issues.”
Advice from internationally renowned experts and Huawei professionals
The competition is enriched by the contributions of acclaimed international AI experts, who provide participants with advice and mentorship. This year’s list of experts includes: Zhi-Hua ZhouProfessor and Head of the Department of Computer Science and Technology at Nanking university and a foreign member of the Academy of Europe† Pascal Van HentenryckAAAI Fellow, A. Russell Chandler III Chair, and Professor at H. Milton Stewart School† and Giuseppe DeGiacomoAAAI Fellow, ACM Fellow and Professor at Sapienza University of Rome† Their expertise will bring an element of industrial authority into the competition and promote industrial and academic achievement, as well as research.
Three competition proposals, focused on real challenges
Experts assessed potential competition proposals against the following five criteria: technical innovation, practicality, risk rating, popularity and difficulty, ultimately arriving at three proposals, including practical application of AI in advertising recommendations, maps and interactive media services. The first proposal is “knowledge-driven spoken dialogue”; the second proposal is “intelligent quality inspection of lane display data”; the last proposal is “CTR prediction via cross-domain data from ads and news feeds”.
Prize money up for grabs
The competition was opened for registration on 24th of Juneand will be provisional (June 24 to August 24) and elite final (September 3 to mid-September) stages. Following an online competition in the preliminary stage, seven teams from each proposal will be selected to participate in the elite final, where a total of 21 teams for the three proposals will compete for cash prizes through an online competition and presentation.
Huawei’s Shining Star program has a total of US$210,000 as prize money for the competition, which will be divided among the seven best teams for each of the three proposals. The champion is awarded $35,000the first runner up $15,000and the second runner-up $10,000† In addition, four teams will receive an honorable mention, which entitles them to: US$2,500†
Huawei heartfelt invites all student developers who dare to challenge themselves, to show their best work to the rest of the world.
Click here to register today!