Thursday, February 18, 2016

IBM Watson AI XPrize Pits AI vs. Human/AI Teams


XPRize and IBM have announced the IBM Watson AI XPRIZE, a multi-stage Cognitive Computing Competition with a $5 million purse that challenges "teams from around the world to develop and demonstrate how humans can collaborate with powerful cognitive technologies to tackle some of the world’s grand challenges." Interestingly, the competition will be open to human/AI hybrid and exclusively AI entrants alike. The contest will culminate in 2020 after a series of IBM's annual "World of Watson" prelim events and draw attention to the human-empowering aspects of Artificial Intelligence. 

May the smartest neural array carry the day.

Pre-registration is open now at xprize.org/AI, and detailed guidelines will be announced on May 15, 2016.