HCM City’s 4th AI Challenge contest opens

August 02, 2023 - 08:03
For its fourth edition, the HCM City’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenge contest for AI-powered solutions and products has expanded to include high-school students, and is open to entries until August 10.
HCM City’s 4th AI Challenge contest is open to entries until August 10. — VNS Photo Nguyễn Diệp

HCM CITY — For its fourth edition, the HCM City’s Artificial Intelligence (AI) Challenge contest for AI-powered solutions and products has expanded to include high-school students, and is open to entries until August 10.

Speaking at the kick-off event held in the city on July 31, deputy director of the city’s Department of Information and Communication Võ Minh Thành said the contest aimed to promote scientific research activities and innovative start-up projects in AI applications, contributing to effectively implementing the city's digital transformation strategy.

It targets information technology students, AI experts across the country and overseas Vietnamese, according to organisers. It encourages individuals and research groups at home and abroad to propose AI-powered solutions to help local authorities deal with current social problems in the city.

The contest is divided into two tables, including Table A for students and youth, and Table B for high-school students

Its 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.

The contest format is similar to international competitions such as Lifelog Search Challenge (LSC) and Video Browser Showdown (VBS).

All domestic and foreign individuals and organisations can register online by filling out a form at https://aichallenge.hochiminhcity.gov.vn/ 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.

A jury of experts and scientists from universities and associations will decide the winners. The number of prizes will be decided by the organising board and the judges.

There will be three main prizes and extra prizes in each category. Funding for the prizes will be mobilised from various sources.

The awards ceremony is expected to be held in October.

The winners will be supported to connect with experts and scientists to continue completing their products, or introduce their solutions and products to potential organisations and companies.

This year’s contest is organised by the city’s Department of Information and Communications in collaboration with the Department of Education and Training, Department of Science and Technology, the Việt Nam National University-HCM City, the HCM City Computer Association, Việt Nam Software and its Services Association, Hồ Chí Minh Communist Youth Union of HCM City, HCM City Business Association, Youth Centre of Science and Technology Development, and Quang Trung Software City Development Company Limited.

Last year, the contest attracted 210 teams and more than 1,000 contestants from 40 units at home and abroad, with the prizes awarded totalling nearly VNĐ200 million (US$8,395). — VNS