|The HCM City People’s Committee’s contest for solutions and products in artificial intelligence applications is open to entries until October 15. — VNA/VNS Photo Thu Hương|
HCM CITY — The HCM City People’s Committee opened a contest for solutions and products in artificial intelligence (AI) applications until October 15.
The contest is organised by the city’s Department of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Department of Science and Technology, the Việt Nam National University-HCM City, the HCM City Computer Association, Việt Nam Software and its Services Association, and the Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union of HCM City.
It calls on the business community and residents to join hands to effectively implement the city's digital transformation strategy.
According to Lâm Đình Thắng, director of the city’s Department of Information and Communication, the contest aimes to promote scientific research activities and innovative start-up projects in AI applications.
It encourages individuals and research groups at home and abroad to propose AI-powered solutions to help the city deal with problems of environment, education and health.
“AI-powered products and solutions being researched, deployed, and applied in the city are expected to be able to be widely applied in the future, contributing to the city’s AI application and development,” he said.
He hopes this year's contest will receive the participation of information technology students, AI experts across the country, and overseas Vietnamese.
The contest's two categories are the AI-Challenge and AI-Solution.
AI-Challenge seeks AI-based solutions for event retrieval from visual data.
AI-Solution looks for outstanding solutions and products based on artificial intelligence technologies in key socio-economic sectors such as production, business, transportation, finance, healthcare, education, tourism, agriculture, and serving the community.
A jury of experts and scientists from universities and associations will decide the winners.
All domestic and foreign individuals and organisations can register online by filling out a form at https://aichallenge.hochiminhcity.gov.vn/dang-ky, or at the Department of Information and Communications office No. 59 on Lý Tự Trọng Street in District 1.
The organisers are encouraging participants to attach files, photos, videos and links related to their work.
There will be three main prizes and extra prizes in each category. Each first prize is VNĐ50 million (US$2,100), the second prize is VNĐ30 million ($1,260), while the third prize is VNĐ20 million ($840) and the consolation prize is VNĐ5 million ($210).
The number of prizes will be decided by the organising board and the judges.
Funding for the prizes will be mobilised from various sources.
The awards ceremony is expected to be held in November.
More information is available at https://aichallenge.hochiminhcity.gov.vn/.
In 2020, the contest attracted 217 teams and 528 contestants from 55 units participating in the AI-Challenge, and 39 products and solutions from 31 units participating in AI-Solution, with the prizes awarded totalling VNĐ365 million ($15,320).
Last year, it received entries of 330 teams and 1,098 contestants from more than 50 units at home and abroad, with prizes of VNĐ200 million ($8,395). — VNS